If you love the softly psychedelic tunes of DIIV
and the weird, intentionally unattractive style of Mac DeMarco
, you'll probably love Ariel Pink
. His latest single from the upcoming album, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
, is three minutes of pure lo-fi bliss and a last-minute contender for song of the summer. "Feels Like Heaven" is tinged with the fuzzy nostalgia of an 80s teenage romance, the kind of song that gives you butterflies with its sepia-toned soundscapes.
Even though Ariel Pink has come under fire for some pretty insensitive and cringe-worthy comments more than once throughout his career, there's no denying there's something special about the music he creates. This dazed DIY track is very aesthetically pleasing - if that aesthetic includes stargazing on the rooftop of a dingy East Village apartment, sipping La Croix, and spouting random knowledge about astrology. The opening chords alone are enough to make your heart swell. "Feels Like Heaven" is a perfect anthem for daydreamers and old souls, and after just one listen, it's guaranteed to be replaying in your brain until your head finally hits the pillow tonight.