The weather is barely starting to heat up and “Harlem Shake” is already in the running for the Summertime Anthem title of 2013. The online meme craze will have some major competition though, as some big names are reportedly scheduled to release albums this year, including Britney Spears, Vampire Weekend, and Lady Gaga.
In late spring or early summer, Daft Punk, who gave us a sample of their upcoming release with their score to Tron in 2010, is allegedly set to release their first studio album since 2005. But then again, you can’t predict what anyone from the electronic dance music scene will do, as they don’t follow the traditional album release rules and seemingly drop a new club hit once a week.
Any genre can put out a summertime anthem. We’ll just have to wait to find out which one does this year. And while you’re waiting for summer to officially arrive, listen to the new Major Lazer album Free the Universe and check out the rest of my pre-summertime playlist.
Just Blaze and Baauer
“I Love It”
“Jah No Partial”
Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko
“Take a Walk”
“Wild For The Night”
Originally published in May 2013