The 100 Summer Songs Countdown; March 29, 2022
Ok ok, I missed out on a few days, so for the next few I’ll be giving two songs to stay on track. On the 23rd, I covered a great summertime pop song in Light Switch by Charlie Puth. For today, I’m going groovy with two hip hop/pop songs; one from Still Woozy and the other from Frank Ocean.
I saw Still Woozy a few weeks ago in New Haven, and while I was crammed into the College Street Musical Hall and the venue BLOWS, Still Woozy was great. I only knew a few songs going into it and during the show I found a gem.
Window is like a mix of bedroom pop and soft rock that makes you want to just relax on a sunny day. When I hear window, I put myself in my family room at home on a breezy summer day with the slider door open and the fan on; I’m dozing off on the couch with the television on and I don’t have a care in the world. Life is good.
The song is like a love or regretting love type of song that has a killer beat to it and makes you want to veg out with your friends or on your own. It’s upbeat enough to feel like a pop song, but doesn’t blow your doors off.
“If I got one thing right, it was you and me, Will I go in through window so nobody sees?, Pull me closer, please (longer), I don't even need you to explain” When I hear that, I just want a sunny summer day where I have NOTHING to do at all other than chill.
Next on the docket is a Frank Ocean song that dropped in 2012 but was revived through Tik Tok, Lost. Lost isn’t groovy in the sense of Still Woozy because Still Woozy is like relaxing hippy music; Lost and Frank Ocean is like hip hop groovy which is upbeat music with beautiful bars.
Window makes me want to relax with friends in the day time, Lost makes me want to rip around on a warm summer night with the windows down. There is nothing that I want more than to hear “Now you're lost, Lost in the heat of it all, Girl you know you're lost, Lost in the thrill of it all” with the windows down on my Kia.
The indie rock rhythm coupled with a chicken scratch guitar pairs very nicely with Frank Oceans voice. Lost makes you feel like dancing, driving, and partying all at once, it’s magnificent.
I’m not a massive Frank Ocean fan, but respect his talent and he really tapped into my summer serotonin with a song like Lost. It makes you want to bop your head and sway back and forth; Lost is great.