7.Suck it and See: This song by Arctic Monkeys is perfect for summer because one, it talks about a steamy love interest, and two, the melody is perfectly mellow and screams summer. Plus, you get to listen to Alex Turner's dreamy voice! What's not to love?
6. Sucker for Love: Summer and love seem to go hand in hand. This song by the electro band Cherub is fun, catchy and quite unique. I love Cherub because they're a band whose music is all about having fun and not taking yourself so seriously.
5. Riptide: The fanfare for this song is still going strong, and with good reason. "Riptide" by Australian artist Vance Joy puts you in a better mood and makes any car ride feel noteworthy. It's nostalgic feel and heartwarming lyrics make it an easy favorite of any Indie enthusiast.
4. Last Forever: This song by Fenech-Soler is a delightfully upbeat tune and a perfect pick-me-up song for outdoor activities and summer fun. School is out and anything can happen under the summer sun, so of course, many people want it to last forever.
3. Hummingbird: I have so much love for Wildling and their sweet song "Hummingbird." The song is infectious with a great melody and lyrics. Singer Ryan Levine's voice is soft and sultry and his band mates play effortlessly. "Hummingbird" has recently gotten a lot of activity lately on KROQ's Locals Only Spotlight, just in time to be on everyone's summer playlist.
2. Make You Mine: This new song by Family of the Year has the word "summertime" right in the chorus, so how could it not make the list? The "Hero" singers prove that they can make great music fit for any occasion, summertime especially.
1. Just My Type: Little did I know that when I photographed Saint Motel last year at a college fest in Redlands, California, that they would take off so quickly in a matter of months. "Just My Type" is a quirky, tongue in cheek song about love and romance that is playful and diverse. The band incorporates a lot of different instruments that makes the song stand out.
So there you have it, seven songs to start your summer off right. Stay cool, and look for more music discoveries and other fun surprises here on F & F Presents.