Song of the Summer: It Ain’t Me by Kygo & Selena Gomez

I love this song and video. It’s got good lyrics, tells a story, and the music is haunting and hypnotic.
In short, this song gives me all the feels.

This is the kind of music that makes me want to go clubbing again and lose myself to the beat on the dancefloor, fuelled on by a few rum & Cokes.

It Ain’t Me is moody, yet summery and upbeat. And now it’s right up there with my summer favourites of recent years like “Firestone” by Kygo, “Waves” by Mr. Probz , and “Are You With Me” by Lost Frequencies. (All these videos will be posted at the end of this post.)

All these songs swept me up in a wave of nostalgia the first time I heard them, making me think of summers of earlier years, and even some summer nights that only happened in my imagination.

“Who’s gonna walk you through the dark side of the morning?
Who’s gonna rock you when the sun won’t let you sleep?
Who’s waking up to drive you home when you’re drunk and all alone?
Who’s gonna walk you through the dark side of the morning?
It ain’t me”

In the video we get a glimpse into the man’s subconscious, walking with him through his dreamlike state while his girlfriend sings of his alcohol abuse and the ending of their relationship. Halfway through she decides to stop sitting by his hospital bed in despair and starts to dance, sharing the music with him, drawing him back to the land of the living. The cinematography is gorgeous, from the blue “in between realm”, to the green smoke, and the fairy lights in the forest. The choreography is also exquisite.

“I had a dream
We were back to seventeen
Summer nights and The Libertines
Never growing up
I’ll take with me
The polaroids and the memories
But you know I’m gonna leave
Behind the worst of us”
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Here’s the video. Hope you enjoy this.
 
It Ain’t Me

It’s been a long time since I posted here on this blog, but this song seems to have woken me up. I’d love to hear what other people are listening to this summer. If anyone reads this, please share your summer soundtrack in the comments.
Happy Friday,
Emma.
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Firestone by Kygo

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Waves by Mr. Probz

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Are You With Me by Lost Frequencies

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8 Responses to Song of the Summer: It Ain’t Me by Kygo & Selena Gomez

  1. laurajc83 says:

    This is my Summer anthem! 😀🍦🍹

  2. laurajc83 says:

    I love ‘It Ain’t Me’ too……I also love this song, I discovered them for the first time this year. I think it’s more a Summer evening anthem, cool breeze in your hair as the sun’s going down, driving along (or not driving! ha! ;D) by the beach……………

    And also I love this song for the Summer………….an oldie but a goodie!! 😀

    • Emma says:

      I really like “My Silver Lining”, reminds me of that car advert, from last summer maybe it came out? And First Aid Kit are Swedish. What is with you and Scandinavians? 🙂
      And I’ll listen to anything by The Kinks. Good choices, Laura.

  3. Very nice. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful summer!!!!
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • Emma says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Sherry. I’m looking forward to catching up with blogs this summer, including yours. Take care, Emma.

  4. Lucy says:

    I still love Sigma, Nobody to Love and of course L’amour Toujours..

  5. Emma says:

    Nobody to Love makes me feel so summery. I have not listened to Gigi D’Agostino in many many years, but happy memories there. L’amour Tourjours and La Passion.

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