BY CAITLYN RALPH AND JASMINE RESPESS
A lot happens in the music world between the Catalyst’s weekly production schedule. While Jasmine and Caitlyn would love to cover it all, they can’t – so, instead, we gave them a category and had them write up bite-sized blurbs on a handful songs from that category. This week is fun, feel-good songs – take a look at the results below.
“Let’s Love” – Echosmith
Many don’t know, but this top 40 act started as a side-stage band on Warped Tour. (I saw them open at a tiny bar in Downtown Orlando… that makes me a cool kid, right?) Comprised of the wunderkind Sierota siblings, Echosmith produce endless feel-good indie-pop hits. Case in point: “Let’s Love” is an infectious sing-along about young infatuation destined to put a cheery smile on your face.
“T-Shirt Weather” – Circa Waves
This is not the first time I’ve written about “T-Shirt Weather” by Circa Waves (it’s actually the third). But here’s why: The Liverpudlians have created a quintessential, carefree, post-summer jam through charismatic lyrics and upbeat instrumentation. Pop this golden track on your playlist, and get an instant boost of happiness during your daily routine.
“Honey” – Swim Deep
Swim Deep are one of my favorite bands, and I wish everyone in the world knew them. “Honey” is a call to chase your dreams disguised as a light-hearted, simple and lovely track defined by the lyrics, “Take your feet out your shows and go crazy / Don’t just dream in your sleep it’s just lazy.”
“Stay Fly” – 3 6 Mafia
So, there’s a lot of pretty terrible things going on, but like the song, I gotta stay fly. This song helps.
“Stronger” – Britney Spears
A throw back, is one of the best medicines. I had this song on my clip-it. It never gets old and it reminds me that there is a brighter tomorrow.
“Hey Ma” – Cam’ron
A sing song rap song that reminds me of brighter days.