We asked some of our favorite musicians to give us lists of their favorite songs for summertime, and our SEVENTH installment comes from one of our newest favorites, FLETCHER! Her summer tunes come from fellow songstresses Halsey, Ryn Weaver, Tove Lo, Kacey Musgraves and MORE, so give those a listen, and then be sure to follow FLETCHER on Facebook + Twitter, and check out the dope video for her mega-infectious track “Warpaint”:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o1cJWhb_Vk
HERE WE GO:
Halsey – “New Americana”
Halsey is such a bad ass, a cool voice for our generation. My favorite part about this song is the chant-along chorus – it’s super big and in your face and I love how catchy it is. It also gives off some Lana vibes which I love.
Alessia Cara – “Here”
This song has been my obsession over the last few weeks. Alessia’s lyrics are so relatable – as a listener, I feel like I’m at that shitty party with her. We would have fun at a shitty party together, just like we’re gonna have a ton of fun on her #HereFor30 tour. I’m stoked to be performing alongside such an incredible talent.
Lauv – “Reforget”
I’m just a big of fan of Ari – and not just because he goes to NYU. He wears so many musical hats – he’s a killer vocalist, skilled producer and unique writer. There’s a lot going on texturally in his music which I think is super beautiful.
Ryn Weaver – “Promises”
Ryn is such a star and a lovely human. This is my favorite song of “The Fool” and it was my favorite from the initial EP. It’s super vocal driven, starting with the vocal samples and building into the stacks/effects.
Tori Kelly – “Should’ve Been Us”
I’m a huge fan of the way Tori Kelly writes with her heart on her sleeve. Her voice KILLS any song she sings – she could literally sing the dictionary and I’d buy it.
Bibi Bourelly – “Riot”
Any 20-year-old who writes my Rihanna anthem is a cool chick. I love how the track feels like a demo – the simplicity works with the driving acoustic guitar and her gritty vocals. She’s super passionate, and I love the way she drags behind the beat. Such a memorable voice.
Kacey Musgraves – “Somebody To Love”
I’ve been a Kacey Musgraves fan since day one. I love the vulnerabiliity of her lyrics. Especially in this song, I value the way Kacey talks about how we as humans are always facing internal battles and just trying to get through life and ultimately have this innate desire to share it with someone special by our side.
Tove Lo – “Timebomb”
This song has always stood out to me on “Queen of the Clouds” because of the stream of consciousness verses. Tove Lo takes us through a story line and continuously just keeps building throughout the entire song – until the “Timebomb”s section when everything just explodes in beautiful chaos.
Years & Years – “Shine”
I’ve been following Years & Years since before their U.S. break. Feel good music. This is a great song to cruise around to in the summer, and Olly’s voice is super unique.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “James Dean”
From the second I heard this song – I loved it. I have it on repeat. The super minimal beat underneath the auto-tuned and harmony-stacked vocals makes for an interesting combination.