The Sun-Kissed Tracks You Need...
As holiday season hits us (seriously, where did it come from?!), long lazy days on the beach reading books and drinking mojitos are well within reach. But what about your soundtrack to the sun? You need a good Spotify list for sure, so we've rounded up some of our favourite tracks of the moment to see you through those hot sunbathing days... Bliss!
With Shura's debut album out, Nothing's Real, she is a singer making real waves. We've loved her for a while - her gorgeous, tropical infused R'n'B melodies make for a perfect poolside paradise. Her latest song 'What's It Gonna Be' is all about having a massive crush on someone and it's a great introduction to what to expect on her album. Download and relax...
The most important thing on holiday? To feel good! There's nothing like pumping out some tunes to really get you in the mood and British electronic duo Disclosure are the best place to start. Back this summer with a surprise EP, the boys have bounced back from time away in the studio to produce another set of dancefloor ready hitters. We love 'Boss' - it's the perfect sunshine track!
Izzy is our new favourite soul singer and if you don't know her name yet, you soon will. Hailing from South West London, Izzy's sounds have summer drenched all over them. With her debut album on its way, tracks we're loving are 'White Tiger' and 'Sweat (A La La..)', with the latter a gorgeous beach-inspired song that is just what you'll need for a day in the sun.
If you want an injection of fun indie-electronic tunes, then Metronomy's fifth studio album Summer 08 is a must. Their first track off the LP is 'Old Skool' and is the best place to start - it'll have you wanting to bop along the beach in no time. Hit their back catalogues too if you like what you hear, they don't disappoint.
Ever since Roisin Murphy came stomping back into the music scene with her Mercury nominated 'Hairless Toys' last year, we've loved every minute of it. The singer of Moloko, she's now a fully fledged solo singer and is perfect if you're looking for experimental electronic fused with gorgeous vocals. She's already released another album, 'Take Her Up To Monto', this year so she's definitely around to stay. A holiday must-have!