A Song For Summer: Let’s Talk About The Weather
Pairing their EP title of last year with their newly released album title, the Neighbourhood’s sending a clear message of what to expect from them: I’m Sorry . . . I Love You. The downtempo chords and stutter-stepped rhythm section are paired with a protagonist miserable at being on a California beach (in the immortal words of Lewis Black, “Do you know how hard you have to work to be miserable on a California beach!?”) but overjoyed at being with the one he loves, offering up a small sacrifice of their own comfort for closeness together. The thought process shows more transparency than our government, focused on a union that raises their heart rate and supersedes discomfort in location and atmospherics because their love is just that strong.
I think I speak for all of the old-timers here when I say good luck with that, kid.
Song For Summer Power Rankings
1) Haim, “The Wire”
2) the Neighbourhood, “Sweater Weather”
3) Lorde, “Royals”
4) Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc, “Wake Me Up”
5) Smallpools, “Dreaming”
6) Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop”
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