Summer Playlist

Sometimes it’s just nice to sit back, turn on your favorite music, and relax in your apartment. This week, the Liv Ahwatukee Blog is focused on music! Yes, here are five different songs to add to your playlist as you enjoy the next two months of summer and beyond.


Shrink the Giant - “Fast and Far”

A band that’s been building its fan base since 2010, Shrink the Giant started in Provo, Utah. In 2012, they released their first album. They toured the California Coast, won Best Alternative Band at the Utah Music Awards, and played with groups such as Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees, and Awolnation. Enjoy listening to this unique style of alternative pop rock.


Miles Arnell - “Give You the World”

His sound is almost as stylish as his wardrobe. Miles Arnell has excelled in songwriting, singing, and instrumental talent. He’s won several awards in music competitions and has received positive reviews in magazines.


Rostam - “Gwan”

This American songwriter and composer grew up in Washington, D.C. His style is a perfect blend of indie and pop music. In each of his songs you’ll find an array of instruments to listen to, which makes each track refreshing. His solo “Gwan” was released just earlier this year and has already gained popular recognition.


Lord Huron - “Lost in my Mind”

Lord Huron is one of those bands that gained rapid success. What started with the recording of three songs quickly transformed into something huge! With their first album selling over 3,000 copies in the first week of release, and their second hitting number 10 on the Top Album sales chart, Lord Huron is a force to be reckoned with in the musical world.


Jónsi - “Gathering Stories”

If you watched We Bought a Zoo (2011), then you’ll be familiar with Jónsi’s music. Each verse of this song is so packed with emotion that it’s hard not to feel inspired when listening. Enjoy Gathering Stories, along with the rest of the movie’s soundtrack.


We hope you enjoyed listening to these five songs! What are some of your favorite titles to listen to in your apartment here in Phoenix, AZ? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading!