We asked incoming freshmen of the Tufts Class of 2019 to send us playlists to soundtrack their summers and write about the songs they chose. Summer Soundtracks is the result.
By Dan Pechi
This collection of tunes offers a bleak, unblinking look into the lives of disparate suburban youth in modern America, a generation too lost in dank memes to get a hold on the real world. What we got here is a taste of the modern with subtle hints of past: an amalgam of the radest releases of the past two months contrasted by the rock anthems of eternal summers long ago. Despite the zeitgeist of PC Music and #trap music, musical relics from 2011 and 2012 still seem to perfectly encompass the hazy freedom of these warm summer nights. This playlist is the soundtrack to getting high for the first time, speeding through the streets at 2 AM, the eternal struggle of teens trying to find a way to fill the emptiness of summer. I guess that’s what this playlist is really about.