Summer 2018 Playlist 🌞

While it may already feel like summer here in North Carolina (trust me, it’s sweltering), the official start of summer isn’t until tomorrow. And what would summer be without some great tunes to go with it? We’ve got you covered here at Adore with a playlist full of bops to jam to all summer long.

1. Nice Guy–courtship.

2. You Could Have Been The One–Coasts

3. Video Sunshine–Knox Hamilton

4. Drown–Kovic

5. Younger–Saint Raymond

6. Faded Heart–BØRNS

7. Carolina–Harry Styles

8. Something Beautiful–Joe Dolman

9. Summer–The Hunna

10. CIA–New Politics

11. Dead Young–Only The Poets

12. My My My!–Troye Sivan

13. Wolves (You Got Me)–DREAMERS

14. What Do I Know?–Ed Sheeran

15. Freshbloom–Sundara Karma

16. Favorite Record–Fall Out Boy

17. The Sound–The 1975

18. Sit Next To Me–Foster The People

19. Heartbreaker–Bad Suns

20. Honeybee–PUBLIC

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Valentine’s Day Playlist

If you need some romantic songs to set the mood this Valentine’s Day, look no further than this playlist. What better way to express your love than through song?

Mandy’s picks

  • “Waves,” Sundara Karma: This song is nothing short of exotic. It’s so easy to get lost in the beautiful imagery of the lyrics and the sultry vocals. The marimba on this track is particularly captivating.
  • “Seeing Stars,” Børns: Pure, sweet pop. Børns’ angelic vocals bring this bouncy track to life.
  • “Lions,” Coasts: Seeing as how I have a line from this song tattooed on my leg, there was no way I could pass up including it in this playlist. “Love me to pieces.” That’s what Valentine’s Day is all about, right?
  • “I Want You,” Saint Raymond: “I want you, you know that.” This infectious track is the perfect way to tell that special someone how you feel about them.
  • “Sycamore Tree,” The Hunna: Ryan Potter’s vocals are the real star of this sweet track. Ranging from light and delicate to bold and powerful, Ryan sings of the unparalleled feeling of undying love.

Danielle’s picks

  • “As Long As I Need You,” Coasts: So many feels, so little time. There aren’t sufficient words to describe how much I love this song. Also it’s by Coasts so there’s that too. 
  • “I Won’t Give Up,” Jason Mraz: You know those songs that you just can’t help but sing along to when they come on? “I Won’t Give Up” is definitely one of those songs for me and it’s so beautiful, pure and heartfelt.
  • “Willow Tree,” Tom Speight: Whilst we’re talking of pure and heartfelt, who does that better than Tom Speight? This gorgeous duet has it all; lyrics that will melt your heart, beautiful harmonies and lots and lots of love.
  • “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran: If you weren’t convinced that this was the perfect choice for your Valentine’s Day playlist before, then you need to get yourself over to YouTube and watch the video. “Thinking Out Loud” is sensual and totally gorgeous.
  • “Sugar,” Maroon 5: I’m putting on my dancing shoes with this last song. Everyone needs a little sweetness on v-day and this toe-tapping tune is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Song of the Week: Past Lives 

Featured Image via Børns

A lot of times I find myself saying “Man, that song would be great if it had better vocals.” Vocals truly can make or break a song. At the same time, you can have a superb vocalist backed by a lackluster track. Both are equally bad. So when you find a song that has not only amazing vocals but an excellent track to boot, you just have to tell people about it. “Past Lives” by Børns is one of those songs.

The song opens with nothing but layers upon layers of Børns’ ethereal voice. It’s so stunningly beautiful that it’ll give you goosebumps. The song then takes a turn when a surprisingly upbeat pop track kicks in. The combination of Børns’ angelic voice and the catchy instrumentals make this song a must-listen.

Check out “Past Lives” below.

Lewis Del Mar Gets “Loud(y)” In Dallas

Lewis Del Mar, fronted by Danny Miller and Max Harwood, opened a sold-out show for Børns at Granada Theater in Dallas, TX on June 6th. The duo was joined on stage by their friends, who all sound absolutely amazing together. They opened the show with “Memories,” which immediately captured the attention of the audience. As their set went on they continued to amaze everyone with their raw yet energetic music. It seemed like this show was the first time many people in the audience had heard of them, but they definitely left a lasting impression on them. At one point the girl behind me excitedly asked, “Do you know who this is?” to which I proudly replied, “Lewis Del Mar, they’re amazing!”

I had been waiting to see these guys for a while, so to see them play to a sold-out crowd in Dallas was great. Seeing them on stage was unlike anything else, as you could tell how passionate they truly were about performing. I don’t think Max stopped smiling for even a brief second while drumming! As captivating as their set was, the second they started playing “Loud(y),” their most well-known song, I knew the show was about to be over. I immediately wished I was going to get to see them again soon as I had fallen in love with their music even more.

Overall, their set ranks as one of the best that I have seen. It had everything you could ever want in a show and more. I highly recommend everyone go and see them when they play near you.

Tour Dates:

    JUN 16       ALBANY, NY       
    JUL 13        INDIANAPOLIS, IN   
    JUL 15        MADISON, WI       
    JUL 16        DAVENPORT, IA   
    JUL 17        KANSAS CITY, KS   
    JUL 18        OKLAHOMA CITY, OK       
    JUL 21        OMAHA, NE       
    JUL 22        LOUIS, MO       
    JUL 23        DETROIT, MI       
    JUL 26        MILWAUKEE, WI   
    JUL 27        MINNEAPOLIS, MN   
    JUL 28        CHICAGO, IL       
    JUL 29        CHICAGO, IL   
  AUG 02      ASPEN, CO       
  AUG 03      LAKE CITY, UT                                                                                                                              AUG 05      SANTA MONICA, CA   
  AUG 06      SAN FRANCISCO, CA                                                                                                            AUG 12       SOMERSET, WI   
  AUG 26      READING, UNITED KINGDOM       
  AUG 27    LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM          SEP 02    SEATTLE, WA       
  SEP 04    DENVER, CO       
  SEP 10    ELIZABETHTOWN, NY       
  SEP 18    BOGOTA, COLOMBIA       
  SEP 23    LAS VEGAS, NV   
  OCT 01    AUSTIN, TX