September’s here. Summer’s over. But the party is still going strong – well, at least the music is not stopping. For here is your monthly, 34-track Boat Floaters playlist, curated exclusively for Meet Bernard.
I don’t know about you, but I’m doing a Michael Kiwanuka and Living In Denial that the sun has no longer got his hat on. Hence, I started September’s selection with this cinematic, wonderful, and regretful track.
We move through the gears, though, via the mystical Konichiwa by Sydney’s Donny Benét, an antipodean Sébastien Tellier, and Susana Estrada’s ¡Quítate el Sostén!, which apparently has explicit lyrics, but I’m no Spanish speaker. Apologies if anyone is offended by the rude word(s).
Come song four, with Donatella Viggiano’s Napule Canta E More, we are neck deep into the disco funk, and loving life.
For me, the track that captures my feelings for this month is captured by Jimmy Ross’s Chocolate Ice; “Let’s go to the ice-cream parlour for another chocolate ice.” I totally love this tune, plus Let’s Do It Again, and You Make Me Do It, among the others.
Finally, Sylvia Tella’s bass-heavy version of You Might Need Somebody, the last track of the playlist, is taken from the brilliant Athens of the North’s For the Love of You, Vol. 2, which is released this month. If you like this reggae take it’s well worth seeking more out.
Thanks for your support.
Yours in music,
Ollie (Boat Floaters)