In-house audiofile and all-around cool girl Melissa Williams guest curated this internal sunshine-inducing roundup of songs to inspire your next good mood. Press play. Prep your Sunny Look. Throw some shade.
“Space Song” by Beach House. Album: Depression Cherry. One part dreamy and romantic, another part playful. Put this track on repeat when you need a little escapism with a catchy dance beat.
“Annie” by Neon Indian. Album: Vega Intl. Night School. We love this poppy, almost-Caribbean beat nearly as much as calling in sick and hitting the beach. Cue this song when you’re jonesing for an island vacation in your mind.
“Cake By The Ocean” by DNCE. Album: Cake By The Ocean. Who cares if sand gets in your frosting when you’re sharing a slice of cake with your love du jour? Sunny days were made for breaking rules like these.
“Forever – Dan Lissvik Remix” by Haim. Album: Forever EP. With trance-like beats and liquid lyrics, this song feels like one big poolside margarita on the rocks.
“Sexotheque” by La Roux. Album: Trouble in Paradise. Any track that creates an instant dance party lands on our hit list. Only thing missing from this song is a fiery sunset and a raging bonfire.
“Octahate” by Ryn Weaver. Album: OctaHate. This gorgeous and supremely talented artist champions that lit-from-within radiance. This track pays homage to the feeling of coming alive again when you bounce back from being love-struck.
“The Way We Touch” by We Are Twin. Album: We Are Twin. What do you get when you cross a New York singer-songwriter with a Germany-raised Sri Lankan multi-instramentalist and producer? A completely unique sound that bridges electronic, classical, rock and blues. This particular track is just a happy love song about boy meets girl. He promises her the world and she offers him her Chevy. Ah, love.
“Something Good Can Work” by Two Door Cinema Club. Album: Chapter One. Something about lines like “you will always get want you want” puts little more mojo in your step, especially when it’s sung to you by an Irish indie rock band. We welcome any extra dose of positive vibes from these guys.
“Peanut Butter Jelly” by Galantis. Album: Pharmacy. We’re guessing this isn’t the same Peanut Butter Jelly song mom used to hum while packing your lunch. This version is the one you cue up after a lazy Saturday spent mingling by the rooftop pool.
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