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