September Playlist of the Month

By Becky Price, Arts Editor

As summer fades into a memory, students long for something to hold onto. September’s Playlist of the Month voices the familiarities of summer, yet plunges listeners into new sounds heard throughout the fall season. Check out these tracks on YouTube, or buy them on iTunes.

 

“Deuces” – Chris Brown ft. Tyga and Kevin McCall

Compared to his previous hits like “Forever” and “I Can Transform Ya,” “Deuces” holds a more solemn tone and a darker edge. The young rapper, recently under fire for domestic abuse, showcases his smooth vocals and frustration towards women in this catchy track. 

 

“We No Speak Americano” – Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP

This bizarre song was heard throughout European discotheques all summer long, and it’s inevitable that jet-setting Bulldogs will bring this eccentric yet addictive dance number to the hallways of CHS.

 

“Say Hey (I Love You)” – Michael Franti & Spearhead

Franti and his band Spearhead engage listeners with dancehall rhythm structure and a fusion of popular genres like reggae, pop and jazz. Basically, this is a fun-loving song, meant to be paired with a beautiful September afternoon spent outdoors.

 

“Hold Yuh (Remix)” – Gyptian ft. Nicki Minaj

Jamaican reggae artist Gyptian and Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj collaborate on this summer release. Minaj softens her usual vulgarity, and her verse easily flows with Gyptian’s melodic voice and the steel drum background.   

 

“Your Man” – Down With Webster

Canadian boy band Down with Webster channels the classic boy-chasing-girl aspect of high school in this catchy pop tune. The song’s quirky lyrics like “She’s a four leaf clover, but I won’t press my luck” are reason enough to listen.

 

“The Suburbs” -Arcade Fire

The title song on their new album, “The Suburbs” continues Arcade Fire’s signature sound tinged with violins and percussion, but it covers a more conventional topic. Love it or don’t, every Bulldog can relate to this track to good old Potomac.