It’s been interesting looking at the choices across the last two weeks – some have leant more towards literal mentions of sun and summer (even in the artist’s name), others have just felt summery, yet more (some of Sindy and my choices) may be songs that we personally have a strong summer association with and this last choice from me falls very much into that category.
On my first trip to Hong Kong seven years ago this month I took the tram up to Victoria Peak to look out over the city. Flicking idly through my iPod menu I noticed I had a tune that I hadn’t played before – actually called Hong Kong. So I played it, and again and again, looking out over the city.
It’s a little know Gorillaz track they donated to a War Child Charity record and also can be found on their D-Sides compilation. In hindsight it can be seen as an advance messenger for Blur’s Magic Whip album.
It is, as I hope you will agree, exquisite, floating along like a leaf in a gentle summer breeze. So here’s my final sound of summer, Hong Kong by Gorillaz.
Over to Andy, Roy, Sindy, Anne & Gerard for their farewell choices…..