Yesterday I finally got round to listening to Friendly Fires' second album Pala. I've been meaning to listen to it for a couple of months but kept forgetting. It's the most perfect beach music. It feels like summer holidays. I actually wrote a rather wordy, pretentious review of it yesterday for my own amusement, but this is not the place to share it. I'll just say that within 24 hours it has become my soundtrack to everything. It was my soundtrack in work when teenagers gagging to grab a place at university kept calling me and I had to keep telling them we were full, to the sound of despondent sighs. It was my soundtrack last night when the kitchen looked like a bomb had hit it and I had to put it straight again. It was my soundtrack this morning when I sat quietly writing, pretending it wasn't lashing down with rain, and my guess is that it will act as a musical Piña Colada when winter storms move in.
This is Hawaiian Air, probably the most famous track from the album and one of my favourites. Lie back, think of warm sand under your feet, taste the salt in the air and enjoy!