Some things come naturally: April becomes May, and Spring becomes Summer. When the seasons change, so does the music that people listen to. With dead week in full swing on the Palouse, the playlists have already began to change.
When the sun comes out, the volume goes up, and when you share your music with the world it’s important to have the best beats. The world of music is vast, and there is a song for every occasion. “I look for a summer vibe, usually I listen to a lot of EDM (Electronic Dance Music) or whatever P!nk has released,” said senior Spanish education major Yuri T Can, “it gets you in the mood to dance, it’s up, you can’t feel sad.”
However, EDM is not the only way to get yourself into the summer mood. Freshman social studies education major Jordan T Frost said “I like Imagine Dragons because it keeps me motivated and gets me into a good mood.” This is important because without music that gets you motivated, it becomes very easy to spend the entire summer on the couch.
“I will definitely be listening to Graffiti6’s new album ‘The Bridge’ all summer’” said sophomore accounting major Reilly Berggren. It’s very relaxed but very upbeat. It’s the kind of music that you can listen to while you drive with the windows down, said Reilly.
The music you listen to has the ability to define you. It becomes so much more than the background or the soundtrack to your life. It is a powerful force that can alter your mood and the way that you see things. While a small decision at the time, the CD you throw into the player will set the tone for your entire day.
“I like to have different music depending on what I’m doing,” said junior communication major Helen Y Capron, “When I’m outside or driving around, I usually play something really poppy and upbeat, but if I’m just relaxing, I love to listen to jazz or movie scores. They really add to the relaxation mode.”
Not everyone has a preference for genre. Some people look specifically for the mood. “I like songs that are upbeat and fit the bright, free mood of summer,” said junior public relations major Kelsie P Smith. She listed off a few songs including Classic by MKTO, Happy by Pharrell Williams and Sing by Ed Sheeran as the songs on the top of her summer playlist.