Back in the ’80s, everybody wanted to rule the world. These days, everybody wants to declare the Song of the Summer. We’re barely beyond Memorial Day weekend here in New England, and already there’s been a mad dash to document and digitize exactly what we’ll all be listening to through Labor Day.
We’re not gonna tell you what to listen to. But we’ll certainly suggest a few things.
This week’s playlist, fit for a proper hello to June, has a distinctively summerfeel: The propulsive collaboration between Robotaki and Claire Ridgely; alt-pop crushers from Lorde, Halsey and VÉRITÉ; fresh joints by Arcade Fire, Bleachers, alt-J, Phoenix, and Portugal. The Man; and local representation from Pembroke native Terence Ryan. Maybe you’ll find your SOTS in here.