New Music Addiction: KOVAK’s Swing Song is our song of the summer!

For many years now, I’ve had a little tradition for myself where I pick my song of the summer – a track that encapsulates the fleeting, shining glory of Canadian summer. It’s short, but it’s usually sweet as hell; a whirlwind of festivals, events, concerts, best friends reunited for too short of a time and sunny days under a boozy haze. We create memories so big and beautiful that they flood me with a strange existential relief in knowing that, when I’m old and/or about to croak, thinking back to these moments will still give me the warm fuzzies and make my imminent death seem a little more palatable/well-earned.

Any summer song worth its salt makes you want to frolic, bounce, love-in with your best pals, have flings, fall in love and everything good in between, and I’ve found that this year in KOVAK’s Swing Song, released late last fall. The Brighton-based quartet have exported to rave reviews a number of times, including to Toronto’s NXNE festival, garnering some pretty excellent local press.

And it’s easy to hear why: hooky, upbeat electro rock with a sultry, killer vocal that just happens to be of my favorite variety — female — and a driving, inescapably catchy chorus make this a seriously aggressive earworm that you won’t really want to bother getting rid of.

Check out the video for the track, popping with color and sass!

So get out there and drink up the summer – frolic in the rain, stay out too late, play hooky at work, poolhop and skinny dip, get dirty and and naked and a little crazy! Our days are numbered and we’ve got to make each one count for two!

What’s your soundtrack this summer? Tweet us your tunes @WeRAddicted!

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Emy Stantcheva
Emy Stantcheva is a lifelong music junkie-turned-music biz dabbler, from music publicity and artist management to the not-for-profit sector. By day, she champions the indies at Canadian Independent Music Association and MusicOntario, and moonlights as Lifestyle Editor for Addicted and rep for southern rock n’ roller Basia Lyjak. A healthy living fan (yes, vodka is a plant), vegetarian of 20 years and lover of cooking, wine and craft beer, she’s always on the lookout for tasty and cruelty-free wares and fares. She’s also known for her hoarding of cats (she has four) and leggings (300 pairs and counting). With her feisty way with words, Stantcheva brings a fresh and intelligent perspective to Addicted’s Lifestyle section.
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