Friday Pop Shop: The return of Brockhampton, summer Haim, Jack Antonoff, and more songs you’ll Lauv
Every Friday, EW runs down the five best songs of the week with Pop Shop. Today’s edition features new Haim, a funky synth-pop supergroup, and the return of the best hip-hop boy band on the planet.
Haim — “Summer Girl” If you need an excuse to roll the windows down, crank the stereo, and cruise the block this season then look no further than this jazzy slow-burn from sister trio Haim (not to be confused with LFO’s Abercrombie & Fitch love letter “Summer Girls,” nor Leighton Meester’s Country Strong soundtrack single “Summer Girl”). Despite its freewheeling groove, “Summer Girl” originates from a place of anguish and uncertainty, following lead singer Danielle’s discovery that her partner, Ariel Rechtshaid (who co-produced the song with Rostam), had cancer. “Whenever I would come home in between shows I wanted to be his sunshine — his summer when he was feeling dark,” she said in a statement about the song, a sentiment she shares on the second verse: “Lightning in your eyes, you can’t speak/Falling from the sky, down to me/I see it in your face, I’m relief I’m your summer girl.” For Haim, joy abounds, even in the face of uneasiness. —Alex Suskind……
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