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New summer tunes

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Our ears were blessed with heaps of new music this summer—Lana Del Rey, Jack Johnson, Lorde, Arcade Fire and Tyler, The Creator all released amazing new albums. It’s hard to compete with the music we jammed to all summer, but have no fear; I’ve got new songs for you to plug into while you’re heading to class this September.

Lorde – Perfect Places (Peking Duk Remix)

Both Lorde and Peking Duk can do no wrong! Lorde’s new album tells the story of heartbreak and trying to navigate her new world of fame and parties. Peking Duk puts a fun twist on “Perfect Places”.

SA featuring Ava King – Bout A Thing

The beat is contagious and will get your body moving—you’ll be wishing you didn’t have to worry ‘bout a thing… Too bad school just started.

Portugal. The Man – Feel it Still (ZHU Remix)

Two of my favourites! Portugal. The Man is timeless, and new and old remixes are constantly popping up. ZHU’s handle on Feel It Still has the classic ZHU sound to it; it’s a perfect combination of alternative/indie mixed with deep house.

NoMBe featuring Thutmose – Summer’s Gone

Fitting name, chill beat, and perfect for background music while you’re studying. The German singer has one of the most relaxing voices I’ve ever listened to. Check out his other songs while you’re at it, you won’t regret it. My favourite is “Wait”. Keep an eye out for him. I have a feeling he’s going to be huge.

SATICA – Honey Whiskey

Honey Whiskey is for anyone who loves that Lana Del Rey-ish, sweet-sounding melody that you can close your eyes and be transported away to a beautiful place (just like honey whiskey).

Louis the Child featuring Elohim – Love is Alive (Savoy Remix)

The original version is one of my top 25 played songs on my iTunes account, and you should check it out if you haven’t heard it yet. It’s a simple beat with simple lyrics, yet so catchy you’ll find yourself listening to it on repeat.

Eli Sostre – Not Right Now

For those of you who are into rap, check out Eli Sostre’s new song “Not Right Now”. He’s totally underrated and unrecognized, but this song might change the game for him. Technically released at the end of August, it’s too good to leave off the list.

Starrah featuring Diplo – Swerve

Starrah and Diplo have been working together this summer and I hope they don’t stop. The beat is chill—unlike Diplo’s previous work—and Starrah is up-and-coming as an artist. Their first song, “Imperfections”, was on repeat all summer long. This one will be on repeat all fall.