In describing “Short Little Summer Love Song”, Atlanta rock outfit Baby Baby says, “The worst part about about love is feels like it will last forever and there’s nothing anyone can tell you otherwise. However, if life has told us anything it’s that love is fleeting and fragile at best.” Despite its otherwise bouncy demeanor, “Short Little Summer Love Song”, a track off of Baby Baby’s recent Big Boy Baller Club LP, attempts to clutch on to the inherently ephemeral spirit of summer.
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The wah-wah guitar and police siren that open “Saturday Night” may lead one to think she has stumbled onto a soundtrack for a ‘70’s police drama. Alas, it is not, although anyone looking to develop a retro police drama should probably take note.
Sand-swept valleys, piercing rays of sun, and endless desert roads are all images brought to the mind by the first strum of the guitar in “Protector,” a track off of Bedroom Shrine’s upcoming album No Déjà Vu. The twangy guitars and Tom-Petty esque vocals also add to this lonesome, rugged sonic terrain; after only two and a half short minutes, “Protector” leaves quite a visual impression. Even more enticing is the tune’s cliffhanger ending: “Back to another time / Back to another day / When we were on the run.” The last note of the song doesn’t land with the impact that one would normally get had it landed predictably on the tonic, but the band’s small decision here makes the ending all the more effective.
“To me, this song is about being in love,” Megan Bonnell says of her song “Off the World”, a song off of her new album Hunt and Chase. She elaborates further on this idea of love:
“Somewhere along the way you get lost in this love. You lose sight of yourself. You count on this person for everything. Eventually you come to the realization that you were wrong. That this person isn’t everything you thought they were. You decide to leave. The emotions set in around this conclusion; fear, anger, sadness, blame. In almost any breakup, you are plagued with indecision. The three sections of this song represent that. The love, the loss, and the departure.”
In slightly amending that most famous Game of Thrones tropes, it can be said that upon viewing the video to Patrick Park’s “Dust and Mud”, directed by JT Gurzi, it is more than obvious that summer is coming. Sunny, understated electric guitar, breezy drumming, and Park’s affable vocals come together to form a sun-kissed tune, one ideal for cruising along beach.
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