This is a response to My Top 5 Summer Artists for 2023.
Each summer, I'm always trying to create the perfect set of tunes that will match the summer's vibe and be something that I continuously want to listen to. Sometimes, it's really hard! Here are some artists that I'd recommend giving a listen to so that maybe they can make it on your summer playlist:
(My) Top Tracks: Float, I've Only Started Running, and Thoughts On Letting Go
This band is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and creates some amazing tunes. They have a few albums, all following a kind of indie-roadtrippy-adventure sound. They have some emotional tunes, as well as some light-hearted love tracks, and then some that make you want to travel the world with them as your soundtrack. It all fits with the summer vibe, and they're slowly on the rise to becoming a big name.
Artist: Prince of Eden
Top Tracks: Ini, Shadesandcolors, and Mammal Talk
Prince of Eden is a solo artist rising slowly with his eclectic, indie-rock sound. His music feels like it should be set to a coming-of-age movie where the main character is traveling and understanding more about themself. Some of the songs have deeper, beautiful lyrics, while others just sound mesmerizing and make you want to go on an adventure.
Top Tracks: Take It Easy - 2013 Remaster, Peaceful Easy Feeling - 2013 Remaster
An oldie but a goodie! For those who love folk rock with a hint of country, or enjoy their hit "Hotel California," then I encourage you to give Eagles a more thorough listen. I'll admit, I only recently began listening to more of their stuff after a friend recommended them. I didn't realize how much I knew (and liked) already of their music! It feels easy-going and calm, the perfect background tunes when cooking in your kitchen, doing chores, or just hanging around outside this summer.
Other Random Songs & Artists: Love & War in Your Twenties (Jordan Searcy), Changes (Joy Oladokun), August (Acoustic, Flipturn), Dancer (Léon), and Backup (Ripe)
These are just some of my favorites that I've found so far. Hopefully there's something in here that fits your type of music or at least something that can be part of your summer playlist! For me, music can always bring me right back to a memory, especially summer songs. I know these tracks will remind me in the future of this time of my life and they'll bring back lots of good mems.