After a little over a year of living in Los Angeles after having spent my entire life in New York City, I’ve noticed that I’m losing whatever it is of an edge I once had (or liked to pretend I once had). I blame this thawing of my once formidable exterior on the perma-summer of Los Angeles, a desert fantasy only occasionally broken up by the odd rainy day or 50-degree night—both of which are met with the confused horror of masses facing a zombie assault.
It’s ironic (or perhaps entirely too fitting) that a perfect soundtrack for life in Los Angeles would come from Milwaukee, a city that I imagine has lovely summers, but that I know has brutal winters (a factor that might necessitate an EP about the warmer months).
Milwaukee rapper Klassik’s SUMMER EP is the third of four releases in his SEASONS series. The EP, as he puts it, concerns:
“Long days, warm nights. Vibrant and full of life, the summer season is a time for celebration. Escaping from the glaring cold of Winter, and drying off after the “reign” of Spring, Summer brings freedom and happiness. A creative climax in the artistic psyche, the sounds of this season are grander and lush; flowers in bloom or swelling strings, this is beauty epitomized.
Play these at high volume, optimized for warm nights with windows or tops down. Things are heating up…”
Its three songs clock in at just under 10 minutes, making for a concentrated breeze—the perfect soundtrack as the winter months begin to thaw (if you live in a place where “winter” is something other than an abstract concept that you once knew when you lived in New York).