Yuno – Fall in Love
Ralph – Gravity
I’ve only just recently started to listen to Ralph, but thought this was a great song mid-weekend!
We used to be so good at posting these lineups right after they came out! It just occurred to me that we hadn’t shared this one. When I was living in Seattle, there was never any question about whether or not I was going to Bumbershoot. It was a given. Whether or not I could last all three days of the festival was another question. That’s definitely something I couldn’t do now, but mostly because I’m old and I get tired. I see some outstanding headliners on this lineup though – more importantly: H.E.R., Alina Baraz and Taking Back Sunday!
Happy 4th of July everyone! This year, I’m opting to spend the holiday with a quiet day at home. It has been a long time since I’ve dedicated a whole day to just building content for Yow Yow! so regular work will have to take a seat today. Last night, I rewatched a movie that I haven’t seen in years: Celeste and Jesse Forever. Watching it reminded me just how good this soundtrack was back then and I had to share. If you haven’t seen it, I would describe it as light-hearted “Blue Valentine.” Even with Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg starring in it, it by no means, is a romantic comedy at all. It’s currently on OnDemand if you have it!
- Alexa Chung and Tan France will host “Next In Fashion” on Netflix [Fashionista]
- How to Show Respect At Music Festivals [TheFader]
- Keanu Reeves Walking to Music [Twitter]
- Zoë Kravitz Was Just Trying To Get “Laid” And Got A Fiancé [Nylon] Best headline ever.
- Instagram Predicts What It Thinks You Like And Is Likely Wrong [Mashable]
- The Best Bars In America, 2019 [Esquire]
- My Friends Eats Off the Kids’ Menu To Save Money, Is He Insane? [Mel Magazine]
- A Sex Researcher Shares The Number of People Your Brain Can Handle Dating At One Time [Well + Good]
- Bustle Digital Group Acquires Nylon [Fashionista]
- Nordstrom Joins Forces With Rent the Runway [Fashionista]
Lizzo – Juice
I can’t believe how long it took me to discover this song. I want this on repeat for my entire summer!
I remember making the switch from iTunes over to Spotify like it was yesterday. It was 2011 actually. Kevin had introduced me to it and at the time, I didn’t believe that it was going to be something that would be a part of my daily life. Eight years later and I now have a time capsule of songs that I’ve created in the form of seasonal playlists. Naturally, this new bop from Shawn and Camila is a part of Summer 2019 along with many others.
The best part about this tradition though is being able to go back and see what I had on repeat back in 2012, 2013 or 2018. Every year my friends and I have a discussion about what’s going to be the song of the summer. Who has their money on this one?! Is it too soon to tell or will there be another hit in just a few weeks that we’re waiting for?
Ra Ra Riot – Flowers
This is still my absolute favorite music moment of 2019. Seeing this song and Lil Nas X blow up brings me so much joy! It has actually been awhile since I’ve watched music videos and I realized after watching this one that I didn’t love it. The pattern that I’m noticing is that when I watch them, I just want it to be a constant stream of music. Instead, there’s always a story, which is fine, but then it’s broken up into pieces and feels choppier. I guess if I wanted to listen to the song without interruptions, I could do that without watching the video.
My only hope is that Lil Nas X continues to put out more bops like this one that become cultural phenomenons.