Thankfully, many artists still managed to drop music that helped propel us through the heat. And now that Labor Day (seriously, how is it September?) is upon us, so is the transition between summer and fall. As the weather cools down, so do the songs on our playlists: shimmering bops mixed in with more mellow, introspective jams.
You’ll find a bit of everything, from the sweet nostalgia of a summer fling in Taylor Swift’s “August” and the dreamy-pop stylings of Surf Mesa’s TikTok hit, “ily (i love you baby) (feat. Emilee) to BLACKPINK x Selena Gomez’s sassy “Ice Cream,” the perfect soundtrack to a lazy weekend spent in the sun.