So I’ve been listening to Donald Glover’s Summer Pack and been thinking a lot about this idea of music and media identifying a season or having a string association to a season Maybe it’s just corporate pushing but it feels like there’s this goal of being “The song of the summer” or “The Summer Blockbuster” and I never really see that for any other seasons. I suppose it’s because, in the US at least, we associate the season with leisure, and that’s the easiest time to sell people on fun, feel-good music? Probably the same for big, dumb action films as well?
Anyways, it got me thinking about what Summer music meant for me, and I realized Summer is when I usually start branching out or listening to more experimental music, or returning prog-rock. It’s when I dust of my old Spock’s Beard and Beardfish albums, but also dive into Danny Brown again. For games it means long, sprawling games and deep dives into competetive games. Movies it doesn’t mean all that much though.
- Do the seasons change your tastes in what you want to listen to, watch, or play?
- What sort of things do you find yourself listening to/watching/or playing in the Summer?
- Is “Get Lucky” eternally The Song of The Summer?