a soundtrack to summer 18

Summer 18 to me was one gigantic mix of the new and old. I started off with a pretty intense love for The Beach Boys, listened to a lot of Indie in between and ended summer with the likes of Drake and 6LACK.

Festival culture seemed to have a pretty big impact on my taste as well, probably because I went to one myself. Through that experience, my love for indie music only grew. I’ll guess I’ll leave you to listen to my discoveries and favourites of July/August, have fun!*

*By clicking on the songs in blue, you will be directed to the music video of the given song. All songs are available on Spotify.


After School Club – Cosmo Pyke

Not My Baby – Alvvays

Lemonade – The Buttertones

Skating – Swim Rest

On Melancholy Hill – Gorillaz

Temperatur Tantrums – Deep Sea Beach Tree

Alien Blues – Vundabar

Raspberry Vines – Petite League

Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader

Your Letter – Paul Cherry

Multi-Love – Unknown Mortal Orchestra


Devastated – Joey Bada$$

A$AP Forever – A$AP Rocky, Moby

Purity – A$AP Rocky, Frank Ocean

Cops Shot The Kid – Nas, Kanye West

Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks

Rosanna – Toto

Switch – 6LACK

Heroes and Villains – The Beach Boys

Darlin’ – The Beach Boys

My Jinji – Sunset Rollercoaster

Brutally – Suki Waterhouse

TEST SPOT – Bedroom

Sleep When We’re Dead – Hate Drugs

Headspin – Alex Siegel

Fuel to Fire – Agnes Obel

Nicotine Dream – Breakup Shoes

Summer Games – Drake

Summertime Magic – Childish Gambino

Feels Like Summer – Childish Gambino

Velvet Light – Jakob Ogawa

Oogum Boogum Song – Brenton Wood

Paper News – Ritt Momney

Elenore – The Turtles

Steady – Vacations

Problems III – The Growlers

Habit – Cool Company

If you’re interested in listening to even more songs, visit me on Spotify.

☀︎ What are some of your songs in your own summer soundtrack?

Let me know! ☀︎

23 thoughts on “a soundtrack to summer 18

  1. I am seeing Against The Current live at the end of this month so this summer has consisted of listening to all of their music in preparation for the concert. I am also loving Leadley’s new single and Sarah Close’s new single, both out last week. xx

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  2. Jesus christ Fiona you already know how much I love so many of these songs on this list!! Will have to have a listen to some of the tunes I don’t know!! x

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        1. I think my absolute favourite of hers (and the song through which I discovered her music) is “September Song”. A wonderfully complex piano piece, I’m sure you know it. It has so much emotion and evokes so many in me every single time I listen to it.

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  3. JAKOB OGAWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA (too much screaming, BUT THAT IS LEGIT HOW EXCITED I GOT TO SEE THAT NAME THERE) Not many people know, or listen to him, and this is the first time I’ve met (if you can say that) listens to him ;-; omg I’m so happy. Velvet Light is my most favourite song by him.

    And I love Vacations and Cosmo Pyke too. This post made me so happy. I could cry ;-;

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    1. I’m happy too! I think you’re the first person I’ve consciously “met” who knows him too. He’s such a talent amongst the nasses of artists these days and SO UNDERRATED. Same, Velvet Light is a classic. And you’re the tweetest, I haven’t experienced as much enthusiasm for any of my playlists like… ever haha!

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