Pop-ish: Songs of Summer 2016
This Summer has seen my tastes venture far from where the harsh sunlight usually takes them. Years past would have seen me journey back to what I know; the realm of bitter and oft misogynistic pop-punk — all for the sake of sing-a-longs and high energy. 2016 as a whole has been more vibe-y for me, and the culmination of gems that make up my songs of Summer perfectly encapsulate this transition. These songs span from the unarguably infectious bedroom pop of Bellows to the delicate and desperate croonings of Pinegrove. This isn’t a list of songs that was solely released in 2016, but it paints a crystalline portrait of where my taste is at right now. I present to you: pop-ish.