Young Summer is the project of Washington, DC’s Bobbie Allen. The few songs she’s put out so far are emotive, haunting and ethereal, with lyrics to match. ‘Taken’ is the latest output, and it’s simplicity is it’s true strength, allowing you to be taken into a trance by those sweet, smoky vocals. An album is expected later this year on Ready Set Records, and I really hope it’s full of this dreamy, lush sound. If this doesn’t stir up some emotions, you might need to check your pulse.

Young Summer – Taken

For something a bit more upbeat, but still melancholy and hypnotizing, check out this older Young Summer tune, ‘Waves That Rolled You Under.’

Young Summer – Waves That Rolled You Under