If I had to compile a soundtrack to my perfect summer, “Hot Girlz in Love” by FM ATTACK would easily be one of the first songs I chose. FM ATTACK is a producer hailing from Vancouver, BC, who makes dreamy 80’s-space-disco-italo-house hybrid music. His sound may not be easily categorized, but whatever genre you want to pigeonhole it into, it’s really, really good. “Hot Girlz in Love” is one of my personal favorites in his catalogue. It’s easy-breezy background music for days spent lying languid by the ocean with that special someone.
The song is simple, clean, and direct. The phrase “Hot Girlz in Love” is repeated over and over, cradled by dreamy synths and delicate cymbal effects that make me think of waves crashing on the beach. Admittedly, the first few times I heard this song I was a bit taken aback by the silliness of the lyrics (usually intentional misspelling is subject to severe skepticism in my book). However, over time I realized that while they are far from profound, their simplicity contributes to the sort of wide-eyed innocence the song so perfectly elicits. In the absence of descriptive lyrics that tell a story, the single line instead helps to create a mood that allows for a purely interpretive and emotional response to the music. This song is accessible by anyone, as any person can relate to and envision their own story behind it. After all, what girl doesn’t want to be young, hot, and in love? And what guy doesn’t want a hot girl in love with them?
Listening to “Hot Girlz in Love,” I envision lovers sitting on the beach watching the surf; taking sunset walks while holding hands; lying out on moonlit nights with an endless sea and starry sky. The music evokes the idyllic summer world, in which everyone in beautiful and happy. I’m stuck in a city, but as I listen to this song I’m tempted to immediately pack my bags and book the next plane to some tropical paradise, hoping to find that special someone to share the rest of my summer with. As this isn’t an option, I’ll have to stay content by putting on “Hot Girlz in Love,” closing my eyes, and for a dreamy 6-odd minutes, pretending that I’m one of those girlz.
Posted by: Mikayla