1) "Pink Panther" - Scene Queen
This past spring, Scene Queen graced us with this track. As just one part of the six-track EP “Bimbocore," this song is going to be on repeat throughout these hot days when you want to scare the old people hanging by the pool. However, I will say that this song is pretty far from appropriate for children so please be wary of who you are playing this song around.
Scene Queen gives her take on metal, surpassing any average listener's expectations. “Pink Panther” runs on lyrics about loving women, trashing guitars, and a hook that is bound to be stuck in someone’s brain for eons.
2) "Fallout" - I Love You, I Know
Despite the title, I doubt that someone could fall out of love with this song. I Love You, I Know released this song almost a year ago but it still holds up as an absolute banger.
The best part about this song is the contradiction between the lyrics and the music. The song itself is about two people going through a tough time in their lives, the lyrics alluding to a situation that ultimately leads to divorce. Alongside that is a pop-punk instrumental that is impossible to not wiggle to. This band is small but mighty, and I would say a good amount of their tracks will continue to pique someone’s interest
3) "Twilight (My Heaven)" - Grayscale
If you are looking for the epitome of happy pop-punk, then look no further than the fifth track from Grayscale’s 2019 release “Nella Vita.” From the perspective of someone who has been through miles of sad punk music, this is a refresher. The most shocking part about this is that this was not a single before the full release.
Similar to that of I Love You, I Know, the lyrics are a little bit of a downer without the catchy guitar rhythm surrounding it to a varying degree. However, I think it is impossible to feel down while taking in this track, even though this song is about heartbreak.
Of course, these are not the only summer songs I recommend to vibe to. Because of that fact, I have made a playlist that you can keep on repeat while you’re taking in the summer sun. Feel free to check it out!
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