Spring is in full swing, which means it’s time for road trips and carefree adventures. Here’s a few songs to add to your playlist that will get you excited for the long days and short nights to come:
April – Beach Bunny
Romanticizing past relationships and missing the feeling of being wanted by someone in the same way you want them is all too relatable.
Head in the Clouds – Hot Flash Heat Wave
This track from the surf-pop band Hot Flash Heat Wave makes you want to lay out in the sun and forget about the world. The dreamy vocals and hypnotic beat provide the perfect contrast to the low-spirited lyrics.
April 29, 1992 (Miami) – Sublime
Sublime recounts the Los Angeles riots and havoc that ensued after the Rodney King trial.
April – Jakob
The lyrics – “Sometimes I’m all alone / Even when you hold my hand” – capture the feeling of being lonely, even when you have someone who cares about you.
When You Were Made – The Growlers
Seeing your parents fall out of love can be difficult, but The Growlers create beauty out of a depressing situation.
Dear April (Side A-Acoustic) – Frank Ocean
Knowing that your relationship with someone will never be the same can hurt in indescribable ways, but reminiscing on what you once had can be cathartic.
Judas – Lady GaGa
Of course the Aries queen herself needed to be included.
April – kinshii
Chasing the high you got from your first love can feel like an impossible challenge.
Train – Brick + Mortar
The chorus – “I wanna take the train with you / I wanna run away with you” – encapsulates the impulsive feeling of wanting to run away with someone who everyone thinks is wrong for you.
April Fool – The Paper Cutouts
Being led on by someone who you’re in love with can leave you feeling used, but sometimes you just can’t help think that one day they’ll change their mind.