Spring has finally sprung. A week after the odd snowfall that inspired thousands of hilarious and totally original “lousy Smarch weather” social media posts, the sun is out, kind of, and it’s getting warm, kind of.
Yes, the Irish calendar says that Spring begins in February, but if you call whatever this February was “Spring”, well then you can stop reading this now and go enjoy the summer outside.
As the weather gets better, so do our moods, which means what we listen to generally gets happier too. So when we at The Suss looked to make a playlist for this season, we sought swelling strings, big choruses, songs that can be referred to as “slappers” and outlawed anything by the band who made the last two songs on our winter playlist, teen suicide.
Spring is for long midday walks and enjoying the fact that it’s bearable to be outside again, so with that in mind, we’ve aimed to make this playlist something like those springtime strolls; passive in their methods, but also attention-stealing due to their great beauty. It’s a fact that we at The Suss listen to the most beautiful music there is, so with that in mind, enjoy this collection of swellers and slappers.
May we present The Suss’s spring playlist:
1. The Front Bottoms – “Maps”
2. Broken Social Scene – “Pacific Theme”
3. Donnie Trumpet Feat. Chance the Rapper & Vic Mensa – “Zion”
4. Slowdive – “When the Sun Hits”
5. Foxes in Fiction – “Fifteen Ativan (Alternate Version)”
6. Mac DeMarco – “Go Easy”
7. Aphex Twin – “On”
8. Future Islands – “Lighthouse”
9. Bjork – “Hyperballad”
10. J Dilla Feat. Common & D’Angelo – “So Far to Go”
11. MNDR & Sweet Valley – “Dance 4 a Dollar”
12. The Doors – “The Changeling”
13. Sufjan Stevens – “Chicago”
Odrán de Bhaldraithe, Stephen Keegan and Bryan Grogan