As Berlin Midsommar Festival is getting closer, we thought about this well-known german advice: “Vorbereitung ist das A&O!!” (means: “Preparation is the most important thing!!”). So in the next six weeks you will get guides by Berliners on how to pamper yourself for the highlight of the Nordic by Nature year: Berlin Midsommar Festival.
This week it’s Hennings turn, founder and chief editor of No Fear Of Pop. He made a playlist only for the sake of midsommar, and whipped it up with some nice words:
“The great thing about Scandinavians and their summer is, that they think about, prepare and include the end, ’cause summer is way to short. So I’m sitting here on the wooden bridge, glancing out at the enlightened, midsummerly lake and for a short moment it feels like summer is going to be as endless as this day. But just a second later, I remember that that’s total nonsense. Soon the magic will be over, and the horrific winter will settle in. You don’t get sad right away, ’cause it’s still summer, but the realization of mortality makes you melancholic. And that is why the balmiest, longest summer night, at some point, when everyone is done dancing, should end with music, that is able to carry those feelings. And because almost everyone knows that, a lot of good music is coming from the north, summery but at the same time deeply melancholic and full of yearning. Never fortunate, without being unfortunate. And for those moments in between, that without doubt will come at the end of the Midsummernight, is this playlist.” - Henning Lahmann
Thank you Henning, I just had to wipe a tear of my cheek right there.
Find the playlist here, or on our Spotify.
I can image that you’re quite impressed by this collection of songs, so you shouldn’t miss the ‘5 Years of No Fear Of Pop‘ birthday celebration at Urban Spree this Sunday. And if you can’t get enough of Midsommar playlists, check out our playlist on Soundcloud.