Summer Ice Cream Dream Vol. VI B-Sides | Promises: Rose X Rose
After returning from my first trip to Seattle, a city I've longed to visit, I couldn't sleep that night. So what else do you do when you're jetlagged and exhausted from all the walking and traveling and dealing with a swelling depression that would settle in for the next several months? You start making a mix right before the summer dawn, and let the music guide you.
This mix is deeply personal to me. Sailor Moon R: Promise of the Rose is an (arguably) strongly written film. It's commentary on sexuality, love, loyalty and companionship resonated with me in a new way. I remember taking one of my first trips out of town in 8th grade and returning home with VHS tapes of all three Sailor Moon movies--subbed, no less--which was rare then. You couldn't find anime anywhere in the late 90s, so to find these gems was a stroke of luck and magic. I remember watching them all in my room, but this one really stuck to me. Now, when I travel, even 20 years later, I feel the urge to watch this movie.
Around the Seattle trip, I had been having deep contemplation around sexuality, love, loyalty, ,and companionship. Sailor Moon has been a beacon for me lately, and this playlist digs into those themes.
This is one of the most poetic mixes I'll ever make, and is definitely in the Chillgood 101 realm.
Lana Del Rey - Doin' Time
Carly Rae Jepsen - Everything He Needs
Ari Lennox - Pedigree
Ross from Friends - Talk to Me You'll Understand
Andres - You're Still the One
Jorja Smith - February 3rd
Childish Gambino - The Palisades (feat. Christian Rich)
Lizzo - Lingerie
The Isley Brothers - Footsteps in the Dark, Pts. 1 & 2
Grand Puba - I Like It (I Wanna Be WHere You Are)
Jadu Heart - Harry Brompton's Ice Tea
Angelica Bass - Sail To The Sun (feat. Machinedrum)
DJ Rashad - Cause I Know U Feel (feat. Gant-Man)
AbJo - Alma Del Sol - Introdução
Shocking Blue - Send Me A Postcard
Herbie Hancock - Come Running to Me