Summer is in the air, and the summer tracklist is shaping up to be hot just in time for the hot season. From Bad Bunny’s surprise “Un Verano Sin Ti” to Jack Harlow’s long-awaited debut album “Come Home The Kids Miss You,” here are some picks to bring on warm days, whether you’re looking for a victory lap after finishing undergrad. or in need of new selections to kick off your well-deserved vacation.
“blue water road” by Kehlani
In time for the summer season, Kehlani released her “Blue Water Road” on April 22, 2022. The album features thirteen songs with features from artists including Blxst, Justin Bieber, Syd, Jessie Reyez, and more. Again. The album is a deep musical and thematic dive into the artist’s hopeless romantic side in tracks such as “up at night (feat. justin bieber)” to the harsh realities of relationships in “get me started (feat. syd )”. “Blue Water Road” will be your sweet option, perfect for a long drive with the windows down.
“Come Home You Miss The Kids” by Jack Harlow
In time for 2022 grads and those who have successfully completed another year of school, Jack Harlow’s “Come Home The Kids Miss You” is one of the obvious choices for a victory lap to start your summer. Released on May 6, 2022, “Come Home The Kids Miss You” is Harlow’s long-awaited second album following his 2020 debut “That’s What They All Say.” . Blending rap and pop and moving from slow to upbeat tracks, “Come Home The Kids Miss You” continues to build on the streak Jack Harlow started from his debut studio album.
Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti”
On Friday, May 6, 2022, Bad Bunny surprised the world with their summer debut of “Un Verano Sin Ti.” The album “leaves a lighter touch just in time for the summer season, especially with this surprise album functioning as one of the rapper’s pop releases with hints of outside influences that don’t cement him in his genre. album is rooted in the sounds of the Caribbean with hints of reggaeton and mambo and a wealth of beats that Bad Bunny is known for.”Un Verano Sin Ti” has a host of electric beat switches and scorching raps perfect for enjoying on the go. a day in the sun or a warm evening in the city.
The Forest in the City by UMI
With the recent releases of “sorry” and “everything you love,” Umi is gearing up to release her debut album “Forest In The City” on May 27. Prior to this release, Umi released a total of two EPs with her 2019 release “Love Language” and the 2020 release “Introspection”. Her second debut single of “whatever u like” takes a more optimistic view of Umi’s presence. in the Neo-soul genre, and the song’s mellow guitar beats give the impression of sweet summer vibes.
“Mr. Morale and Big Steps” by Kendrick Lamar
Since his release “DAMN” in 2017, “Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers” will be Kendrick Lamar’s fifth studio album. Not much has been said about the new tracklist, but the highly anticipated debut single was released on May 8, titled “The Heart Part 5.” According to COMPLEX, Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5” represents many layers ranging from Lamar’s career to his cultural background. “The Heart Part 5” has the Kendrick flow we know behind a backdrop of bongo and piano beats.
“Superache” by Conan Gray
For the release of his second studio album, Conan Gray’s “Superache” is set to be released on June 24. In 2020, Gray shot to fame amid the pandemic, which brought Tik Tok popularity to his hits such as “Manic” and “Heather.” .” His second album would continue to build on similar sounds to his debut “Kid Krow” while expanding his catalog to other sounds, thus securing his status as a main character. Currently, the singles slated to appear on her second album are “Jigsaw”, “Telepath”, “People Watching” and “Astronomy”. These tracks will provide your summer with a mix of upbeat and moody tunes to match the energy you want to lean into.