Here we are, too soon, at Summer’s end. Don’t be sad about it, though! Tell Summer “thanks for coming” with this month’s playlist of August releases, your companion as you dance your way into the new season.
This month, we’re really excited about Lorde’s new album Solar Power, which was inspired by the sounds of early 2000s pop-rock music, à la Natalia Imbruglia, Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow, etc. Think bright sun and soft guitars! One of our favorite tracks is “Mood Ring,” which is the singer’s satirical approach to wellness culture.
“I keep looking at my mood ring/ tell me how I’m feeling,” she agonizes. Despite its satirical edge, the song sounds very earnest and is perfect for catching your last few tans by the beach.
One collab that we’re living for this month is Violet Chachki and ALLIE-X in their new song “Mistress Violet.” This is what we call a glamour track with a fabulous music video.
If you attended Montreal Pride this year, chances are you saw DJ/producer/performer Syana tear up a stage at some point. Her new EP 19 Years of Rage came out this month and is full of fierce raps over manic techno beats, all produced by herself. Our fav ground-stomping track from the EP is “Technosexual.”
Of course, the playlist includes many more goodies. We have over two hours of tunes for you, including releases from: Sleigh Bells, Billie Eillish, ABRA, Disclosure, Caribou, Kacey Musgraves, Saint Etienne, and more.
Listen to the full OMG, it’s August 2021 Playlist above or on Spotify!