An “End of Summer meets Back to School” Playlist

An “End of Summer meets Back to School” Playlist

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Music that everyone should be listening to right now

Rosemarie Rotundo, Arts Editor 

While it seems the end of summer has occurred overnight, it is almost time to buckle down and get back into a grind with school. Despite the unsettling reality that much colder weather is just on the horizon, The Mike is here to help make these next few months a lot more bearable. Whether you need a playlist to show off to your friends, listen to as you commute to work or to help with getting up in the morning, we have collected fourteen tracks we guarantee you won’t get sick of, no matter how many times you cycle through this playlist.

This issue’s lineup has a track for everybody – whether you’re into electronic, pop, rap, and everything in between.

To start things off with pop

The Recipe – Aluna & KAYTRANADA (ft. Rema)

Sushi for Breakfast (Remix) – Bayli & Junglepussy

Now some tracks for the soulful

Aqui Yo Mando – Kali Uchis & Rico Nasty

Hit Different – SZA (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)

Free Room – Ravyn Lenae (ft. Appleby)

For all my rap enthusiasts

YUUUU – Busta Rhymes & Anderson .Paak

Pressure In My Palms – Anime (ft. slowthai & Vince Staples)

Saggy Denim – Princess Nokia (ft. Wiki)

IPHONE – Rico Nasty

 Did you think we forgot electronic?

Hyperreal – Flume (ft. Kucka)

The Difference – Flume


Honourable mention

This song cannot be found on streaming platforms but is worth listening to: Video Games – Trixie Mattel. A folksy, dreamlike cover of Lana Del Ray’s “Video Games” makes it seem as though this is how the song was meant to sound.