It’s that time of year again. Summer is ending, and you and all your friends are preparing to move back to school. Despite the looming start to the next school year, I am trying to soak up the last couple weeks of summer. Aer’s new album, The Bright Side, is the perfect album to listen to this time of year.
Aer is a relatively new rap duo from Massachussets. Their last album, The Reach, and their EP, What You Need, both had a uniquely summerish vibe to them. I first heard their song “Feel I Bring,” around this time last year, and have been enjoying their music ever since. What I enjoy most about Aer’s music is their smooth guitar riffs and reggae-rap style. The Bright Side continues with the precedent set by their past albums.
Some of my favorite songs from The Bright Side are “Floats My Boat”, “Like the Way”, and “Songbird”. Aer’s “Floats My Boat” is a laidback song that I would bump in my car with the windows down. It has been a hit ever since the album came out. “Songbird” has a smooth guitar riff that starts as soon as you press play and continues for the entire song. I really enjoyed “Songbird” for its more reflective tone and mellow vibe.
If you’re looking for a soundtrack for what’s left of your summer, take a listen to The Bright Side.