By: Emma Faulkner
Happy Friday Junior friends! We’re almost to the weekend! To summer! I have been looking for some motivation to get me through these busy work days which consist of 5% work and 95% dreaming of being poolside or at a backyard BBQ. I can taste the watermelon and the banana boat on my lips. One way I’m prepping and getting in the mood is through music! Music is always my go to from a pump up jam to a good cry jam. I have created a Spotify playlist called Jammin’ into June to help you do just that. So roll down those windows, get yourself and ice cold la croix or simply gather the troops for a backyard dance party!
I started this playlist strong, after a 6 year hiatus the Jonas Brothers have spontaneously reunited and made all of my 12 year old dreams come true. They have re-emerged with some incredible pump up jams that have me dancing in the car, shower, kitchen…you name it! I have included both “Sucker” and “Cool” on this playlist. They have a full album coming out June 7th and called “Happiness Begins” que so many dance parties. You will instantly enjoy these catchy songs whether your walls were covered in Jo-Bro posters and you had homemade puffy paint concert t-shirts (guilty) or you are experiencing the Jo-Bro fever for the first time.
Next up, Ben Platt “Share Your Address” from his new album “Sing to me Instead”. You May recognize Ben Platt as the adorable face of Benji from the Pitch Perfect movies. Some of you fellow theatre nerds may know from his incredible performance as Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen. This wonderful human has released an album of his own which is heartfelt, honest, and includes a few fun upbeat jams I’ve included on the playlist. Ben, your voice is truly like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.
My third song on the playlist is “A Week Ago” this is a song from a Toronto based Indie-Folk Band called Wild Rivers. These guys have quickly become my favorite band and I want the whole world to know about them! Their first album is my go to adventure soundtrack; I’ve listened to them on my many treks through the beautiful Rocky Mountains. My boyfriend Dylan and I have even spontaneously sung their songs fireside with his family! They are just so catchy!
Here are my sister-cousins favs from the playlist!
- Annie’s Picks:
- If I Can’t Have You- Shawn Mendes
- Shotgun – George Ezra
- Emily’s Picks:
- Fire – Sara Bareilles
- Missing You – Ingrid Michaelson
- Level Up – Ciara (my workout jam!)
- Nicole’s Picks:
- ME! – Taylor Swift feat. Brandon Urie of Panic! At the Disco
- I Don’t Care – Ed Sheeran w/ Justin Bieber