Posted: 25 June 2012
This time of year you hear a lot of songs given the accolade, 'the song of your summer'. And you know what, as much as I'd love to put this down to 'wanky bollocks that a music journo has put together to desperately try to make into a feature' I can't. Looking back over past summers there have been songs that always evoke memories of the sunny months. But I am quite sure the songs that have defined my summers are not the ones that anyone would have predicted, neither the artist or any music journalist.
If I were honest, I could probably predict what song will remind me of this summer. It is the song that has already dominated my first half of this year: Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. I know I risk loosing all respect by admitting this, but I simply can't deny how fucking wonderful I think the song is. I'm not the only one either, almost every half-credible indie or rock band has seen fit to cover it in the first live session/acoustic set they've done since its release. Jepsen's latest song, marketed as the song for your summer, is significantly lacking by comparison to Call Me Maybe so I am just going to continue listening to that.
But if I could choose what my song of summer 2012 would be (not that I would be disappointed with Carly you understand) it would have to be Forever by Haim. I am completely besotted with it and the three sisters that make up Haim. It is a spectacular song and makes you look much cooler than admitting to still listening to Call Me Maybe at least twice a day months after its release.
Forever is in fact so cool it's not even on Spotify, but the video is brilliant and can be watched below.