The Ultimate Summer Love Mix (And Our Contest Winner!)

All week long I have been listening nonstop to our collaborative Summer Love Mixtape! You guys all chose such amazing songs and I’ve been introduced to some great artists, both new and old, which is always the best thing about these collaborative playlists…but it also made it really difficult to select a winner! After some careful consideration, we’ve chosen Anna, from the UK, who submitted the songs below and a beautiful description to go along with them. Listening to her songs conveyed the same feeling as the words below and transported me to a sunny California day spend driving up the coast. Listen to her playlist below – a few of her songs were unavailable so I’ve included them beneath the playlist as well! Thank you all again for participating :).

1. Magic Everywhere – Jonathan Wilson
2. Beach Baby – Bon Iver
3. America – Simon & Garfunkel
4. Things Behind the Sun – Nick Drake
5. Don’t Watch Me Dancing – Little Joy
6. Boy in the Bubble – Paul Simon
7. Candomble – Mario Castro Neves
8. Eyesdown – Bonobo
9. Loaded – Primal Scream
10. Sunrise – Hannah Cohen

Summer is hazy days driving through the Californian wilderness. Magic everywhere, no destination but the road.
Summer is lazing along the Dalmatian coastline of Croatia. Everything we need is in a backpack and in the beats playing through the speakers.
Summer is dancing my heart away at Glastonbury festival, surrounded by thousands of strangers, with the collective passion to be free, to have a good time.
Summer is watching the sunrise at the stone circle, bonfires a blazing, waiting for that golden ball of wonder to reappear, so we can do it all again.

“These are the days of miracle and wonder.”

palm trees

Hannah Cohen, “Sunrise” (Official Music Video) from Matthu Placek on Vimeo.

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  1. The feature image of this post makes me so happy – the colours and forms are so beautiful and vivid! Can’t wait to have a listen to this mixtape now – as always, Free People, you are an awesome source of inspiration! X

  2. This was so fun, I discovered lots of great music as well! Congrats Anna! I’ll be listening to this playlist all summer :)

  3. Thanks guys, I’m so happy to have won!
    Katherine, if you like the Hannah Cohen song you must check out her whole record ‘Child Bride’, it’s the most beautiful, heartbreaking collection of songs.

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