What’s the Song of the Summer?

We asked three local musicians and industry insiders what’s at the top of their playlist right now.

YOU’RE DRIVING through town with your windows rolled down, a warm breeze running through your hair, on your way to your favorite sunbathing spot. What song should you be blasting to put yourself into an appropriately summery frame of mind?


“BENDICIONES”

BY BAD BUNNY

“I love this song because it’s sending good vibes to everyone during these hard times. It makes me happy, it keeps my energy up at the gym, and the lyrics are just all about love and positivity.”

– VIC BANUELOS | Half of the creative force – along with sister Gabby – behind the band REYNA

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“Freedom” 

BY KYGO (AND HIS NEWEST ALBUM GOLDEN HOUR)

“With the tropical house beats, it goes perfect with a summer day. Expect to hear a lot of Kygo’s tracks on the radio!”

– TORIE GAMEZ | Director of operations for Sound By Design


“My Love Is A Hurricane”

BY DAVID RAMIREZ

“This song pulls farther from his singer-songwriter catalogue and moves into more groovy vibes. There’s a definite sense of foreboding, but with an attitude that says, ‘I’m up for it.’ It’s the perfect late-night summer cruise song.”

– ZACH PIETRINI | Singer, songwriter and front man of an eponymous band


This story is part of Milwaukee Magazine‘s August issue

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Lindsey Anderson covers culture for Milwaukee Magazine. Before joining the MilMag team she worked as an editor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and wrote freelance articles for ArtSlant and Eater.