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The Seventh Annual Summer Music Festival (Edible Edition) / Song of the Day #1950

At 5:14 am (ET) today, June 21, 2022, the Summer Solstice arrived in the Northern hemisphere. And that means I begin my Seventh Annual Summer Music Festival (Edible Edition). All the songs I’ve picked for this year’s festival reference fruits, blossoms, wines, pies, and so forth, to give us a Summer of Edible Eclectic Music. Eclectic, indeed—since we’ll feature selections across musical genres from a wide variety of artists. Today it’s …

Song of the Day #1950: Watermelon Sugar features the words and music of Mitch Rowland, Tyler Johnson, Thomas “Kid Harpoon” Hull, and Harry Styles, who took this song to the top of the Billboard charts in 2020. Inspired by the Richard Brautigan novel, “In Watermelon Sugar,” this rhythmic, sultry song was the second release from Styles’s 2019 album, “Fine Line“, and would go on to win a Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance. Watermelon has been called “summer’s blessing“, and so I start my Seventh Annual Summer Music Festival (Edible Edition) with a fruit we’ll return to when this festival concludes in September. Check out the official video (below).