13 Jan 2018

Summer Jams: Randa chooses their favourite summer song

From RNZ Music, 1:00 pm on 13 January 2018

Our favourite local musicians share the song that's their soundtrack to summer. Randa chooses ‘Fear’ by Alexa Casino.

Goals for 2018: “Enjoy vegetables! I want to find ways of making simple ones exciting, maybe add some sprinkles of sesame seeds and stuff like that.”

Summer hack: “I’m all about the condiments and chutneys, keeping the fridge stocked with mayo, aioli, hot sauce etc
“A big jar of that bright yellow picklelily from New World is like $2.50, tastes good and makes for a fun chippy dining experience in my opinion!”

Favourite summer jam: “Jam, manuka honey and some chunky peanut butter on a tiny lil serving spoon! I like to use a small spoon because it’s so addictive and this allows me to really cherish the taste that extra bit more.”

Lol, no - favourite summer jam, as in song! “Can I pick two?  Alexa Casino - ‘Fear’ and Meer - ‘Pomegranate’.”

Ok. But we can only play one on the radio...  Alexa Casino then. 

Why: “I just love her vocals, I like the production, I just think it’s a really great track.

“Because summer is… it can be a strange time. Like, we’ve got this beautiful weather, but then most people get this break and it’s disruption to the routine, and of course that can be really lovely, but if you’re someone that finds routine helpful in terms of mental health - I know I do, it can kinda throw you off a bit.

“So I think just listening to these songs with beautiful lyrics, it just reminds you that it’s ok to feel things, and it’s ok if you don’t feel [that] powerful… Sometimes I just want to feel like He-Man, but I don’t, but it’s ok.”


Randa Photo: Supplied