Parcels' Prayer for the Sun Playlist
Formed in Byron Bay and now based in Berlin, electro-pop ensemble Parcels still have a foot in each hemisphere. That worldly presence certainly informs this playlist, which the band curated as a way of manifesting sun in any season. “For our European friends as they move into winter and our Australian friends as they enter another season of potentially intense rainfall,” Parcels told Apple Music. “Listen for a hazy memory of warmth and sunlight. May there be brighter days ahead.” Luckily, these selections will go a long way toward brightening anyone’s mood, from Saint Etienne’s transformative Neil Young cover “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” and Jonathan Richman’s eternally breezy “That Summer Feeling” to Aussie producer Andras Fox’s New Age-esque “Driftwood Driftwood (Instrumental)” and the Wings instrumental “Love Is Strange”. These are selections to court the sun without harshing your mellow.