As the scent of sunscreen and stickiness of melted ice pops begin to resurface your daily encounters, it is known that summer has officially announced it’s arrival. It comes with nostalgia and adventure, tying in old family gathering traditions and new hideouts up in the local mountain range. It’s filled with opportunity to get out and explore, even if your schedule still remains a bit cluttered with work and responsibilities. The idea of summer in itself is liberating, and the best way to secure its freedom is the vibe of the season. Although you can fill your empty mornings out in the sun, sipping on lemonade, the rhythm of summer is what will make or break your catching up on rays. We all know that music is the language of the soul, but it is also the language of good times. So, gather your beach bag, charge your portable speaker, and get ready to hit the road with the most upbeat and bubbly tunes for the summer.
Geronimo - Sheppard
This is one of those songs that you know, and you know you know it, but the name has no bell to ring. Once you hear the acoustic guitar chime in, though, you’re on the edge of your seat, ready to start screaming the lyrics.
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
This is a classic that really needs no explanation. Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee da.
Side Kick - WALK THE MOON
This is perfect for the road trip with your best friend.
Eternal Happiness - Jhene Aiko
King of the World - Young Rising Sons
This band is from my hometown, and I’ve met their down to earth selves a handful of times. This song makes you want to roll all of your windows down and speed down the beach front.
Love Myself - Hailee Steinfeld
The Girl - City and Colour
This song has come up on my Discover Weekly playlist for the past three weeks, and I’m not sure if my Spotify is broken, but I’m not complaining.
When We Were Young - Lucy Schwartz
No, this is not a cover of Adele’s song. But yes, this is the theme song from Parenthood. It’s just a happy song with a happy story.
Our Own House - MisterWives
A Change of Heart - The 1975
Talk - James Spaite
I found this song through my Discover Weekly playlist and it’s my favorite song to play when I get ready in the morning. It’s light but also jammy, the perfect song for 6 am.
CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! - Justin Timberlake
To be honest, I normally don’t listen to the radio because the songs that are overly played are not my cup of tea, but this song inevitably makes me happy. It’s impossible not to dance when hearing it.
Be Okay - Oh, Honey
The headers of Oh, Honey, Mitchy and Danielle, are friends of mine and their entire music library screams sitting at the beach while watching the sunset. This song in particular is one of their more upbeat songs.
Listen to these songs, along with a few others, here on Spotify: June Vibes
I’m a strong believer in the law of attraction, which is why I try to radiate only positivity into the universe. What you give out will be returned to you, so I strive to only give my best. My ultimatum in life is to help others. I plan to live through that idea by studying to become a pediatric psychologist, something I’ve been writing down in surveys since age 10. No matter the occasion or what I’m going through, I always feel a sense of security through writing. I drift towards writing poetry, but can find myself going off for three pages worth of my journal at times as well. The matter of being able to let whats going on inside flow from hand to paper is such a beautiful thing in my opinion.