Published on June 8th, 2011 | by Melissa Connor0
“Round the Moon” — Summer Camp
Released in 2010, Summer Camp’s Young EP is a pop gem that seeks to evoke a universal teenage experience in every listener. The lyrics of “Round the Moon” are filled with youthful nostalgia that will inspire an adolescent romance flashback for any listener.
“And we’ll dance all night/And we’ll hold each other close/’Till the morning light.”
And just like that, you’re back in that sweaty high school gym with tacky decorations and teachers standing guard to prevent any punch bowl spike-age. You’re swaying awkwardly with your gawky 17-year-old boyfriend (or girlfriend) but it doesn’t matter because you are in love — or as much in love as you can be when you still have a midnight curfew.
The synthetic bass line and warped tones gives the song a kind of Napoleon Dynamite prom scene vibe, but it works. It’s a tune that makes you want to nod your head and tap your toes, if not full on dance. If you still have a soft spot for your teenage glory days or even your first boyfriend with the long hair that your mother hated, “Round the Moon” is a song for you.