May is behind us, and June is upon us. Jake and I return after skipping last week to present to you a strong playlist filled with awesome music.
Most importantly, there’s new music from The Strokes (in the form of a four-song EP), and that means that all is right in the world. Being that they’re my favorite band of all time, of course I’m starting my half of this week’s playlist off right with my favorite cut from Future Present Past, entitled “OBLIVIUS.”
As for the rest of the playlist, we see another 19 amazing tracks that include the second single from the upcoming Red Hot Chili Peppers album and a track from Chance The Rapper’s latest mixtape.
Summer is upon us, friends! In the spirit of the approaching season, I thought I would pick a more upbeat tune. I was digging through some songs and searching for something with a bit of a literary reference… and I found one! The song/poem I chose is “Soma” by The Strokes, off of their 2001 album Is This It.
First off, I have to address the title of the song. For those of you who don’t know, “soma” is the name of a fictional drug created by author Aldous Huxley for his dystopian novel, Brave New World. This book looks at a totalitarian government that controls society through a mixture of science and technology with the argument that such a combination could ultimately reduce the individuality of the human race.