There is nothing I love more tthan really fantastic bubblegum pop tunes. You know, the kind of songs that you would listen to when cruising in Cali with the top down and your hair blowing in the wind while you apply some tasty Diamond Icing Lip Smackers and giggle with your girlfriends. Well, I don’t know if they even make Diamond Icing anymore – they should though, lip smackers was the best part of 7th grade – but either way the soundtrack to my little joy ride fantasy would be Annie‘s new song ‘Girlfriend’. Remember Annie? The Norwegian pop singer who put out what Pitchfork called a ‘perfect pop tune’ back in 2004?! If you don’t, then learn. She is from Bergen, she’s blond and her last album, Anniemal was honestly one of the best things I’ve heard. ‘Heartbeat’ was on repeat in my dorm room for the entire year and I never got sick of it because 1) it was perfection and 2) there were so many good remixes – MSTRKRFT, Mylo, Röyksopp, Alan Braxe, etc. – that I could switch it up every now and then. Anyways, her new album ‘Don’t Stop’ will be released in July. There are already some remixes of ‘Girlfriend’. I like the Get Shakes one best.
And just because my love for ‘Heartbeat’ will never end, I’ve decided to throw it in as well. Plus a remix or two for old time sake.