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July 2009: Shimmery Summery (Sha-La-La Love)

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SUMMERTIME Y'ALL!!!

Even Finland has gotten a taste of real summer this year for a change, so obviously this calls for celebration and what better way to celebrate than with Viola's first official summer hit!

(Please also vote for S S (S-L-L L) in the Radio Helsinki summer hit 2009 finals!)

We set about trying to create a worthy link in the strong chain of classic summer anthems like Coco Jambo (also mentioned in the lyrics), Summer Is Crazy, Sunshine Reggae, Summertime and other great tracks celebrating the carefree bliss of summer!

We'll have enough time to mope around in darkness as winter sets in, but for now, it's a celebration! Put this track in your boombox, head on over to the beach and turn it up. Way up.

Tommi
ps. as always, please please please oh please let us know how you like the song. Even if you don't like it.

Info

Music:
Riku Kärkkäinen / Tommi Forsström
Words:
Riku Kärkkäinen

Lyrics

baby, let's do it
let's make it through the summer

shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery

hey, let's calculate
come up with a catchphrase
for kids to sing throughout the summer
naive, innocent and sweet
some fluffy make-believe
to sell the idea of summer

everybody gets a little bit funny
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery uu-ah uu-ah
everybody wants to find their honey
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery u-aa
baby, let's do it
let's make it through the summer

whoa, that could bring us dough
quite catchy even though
it's not as good as Coco Jambo
well, what the hell
if only it will sell
we can forget it after summer

everybody gets a little bit funny
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery uu-ah uu-ah
everybody wants to find their honey
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery u-aa
baby, let's do it
let's make it through the summer

mandatory reggae part!
autumnal love grows like a rainstorm
wintry love will keep you warm
springtime love well it's a bit of a norm
but there's something really special
in that shimmery summery sha-la-la love

everybody gets a little bit funny
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery uu-ah uu-ah
everybody wants to find their honey
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery u-aa
baby, let's do it
let's make it through the summer
u-aa u-aa u-aa

shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery
shimmery summery sha-la-la love
shimmery summery
uu-ah uu-ah

#302

Hi guys:) well I do not like

Hi guys:)
well I do not like this kind of music, but I heve to say that this song is really summerhit:) ... it made me dance...
and thanks to this song I think I like music you are doing, it is very specific :)
Keep on doing this knid of stuff:)

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#304

Hi Monika! Thanks for the

Hi Monika!

Thanks for the great comment! To me it really is one of greatest things to hear that we've been able to make somebody like something that they wouldn't normally like! As people we should always seek to broaden our horizons in every possible way and if we're able to help any of you nice folk out there to do that, we've done what we've set out to do.

Keep dancing!

#268

Tää soi Ylexillä just. <3

Tää soi Ylexillä just. <3

#246

Hi! Great song, maybe even

Hi! Great song, maybe even the best Viola track ever? Happier vibes suits you.

#242

Indeed this new one follows

Indeed this new one follows Strange Delights and Fleeting World quite naturally, and it's in line with the increasing cheerfulness in the "series" too. I like the whole "don't tell anyone but this is what summer hits are about" thing - you reveal the magic trick while performing it and still maintain the illusion. The whole setting is like an odd logical joke, only it's a summer hit. Thumbs up!

#243

Thanks! I'm sure the

Thanks! I'm sure the cheerfulness will be toned down again as the summer starts turning to fall and the atmosphere supports more dramatic and heartwarming music.

But now, as the sun is shining for a while, it's time to be carefree, hedonistic and just forget your worries. Summertime = disco time.

#227

Excellente! And there is

Excellente!

And there is really no need for any goth bashing, it is quite ridiculous. I'm sure there are some indie-hipsters also who dislike this song. After all Viola hasn't ever really been a goth band, now has it?

#229

I'm sure all the nichés in

I'm sure all the nichés in the world can join forces to dislike this one! I wonder if we've actually finally succeeded in bringing down all genre and clique barriers and unified the scenes? Everyone can join their brothers and sisters from opposing clans and join the glorious rally cry: "dudes, seriously?!"

#231

I really don't consider this

I really don't consider this song to be much different in style than e.g. 'Strange Delights'. I actually thought that one to be the summer hit of 2005.

#232

This song definitely

This song definitely completes the triptych Strange Delights - Fleeting World - Shimmery Summery (Sha-La-la Love)

#226

With Nobodylovers and this,

With Nobodylovers and this, we're finally getting somewhere with the Club. The catchiest Viola tune to date.

#228

We're still going nowhere

We're still going nowhere fast, but at least we're doing it at a beach party now.

#245

That's gotta be a t-shirt!

That's gotta be a t-shirt!

#222

:D Your music makes me happy

:D Your music makes me happy and about this song....I LOVE IT!!!!!!! I was imagining myself dancing in a tropical beach. xD
the chorus is really catching! I love it! and the whole song is gonna be spinning around in my head haha (:
Thank you for your music, you are amazing (: keep up the good job.
Here in Mexico we'll have a sunny July for sure, it's really hot.
Take care guys!
-Claudia

#223

That's great to hear,

That's great to hear, Claudia! This track is definitely more useful for Mexico than Helsinki, Finland! We're having a superb summer at the moment, but such are rare around these parts!

Hope you get to play the song more in your stereo instead of just your head. :)

#224

Of course, and when It can't

Of course, and when It can't be played in the stereo It'll be in my head. (:

#220

What I like about you guys in

What I like about you guys in particular is that you apparently don't give a fuck about people's expectations. Since you started the Violamusicclub, the scale gets wider all the time and though you remain catchy you break the Bittersweet-Pop-pattern more and more. Well, the new tune will certainly not become my alltime-track of yours, but it's still a good song and very viola-ish! I already see some Gothic people hate you for this happy tune, but the song is good in its own way (cool and refreshing backing vocals)! No matter how joyful things get on the surface, you still keep that certain something in the lyrics:
"well, what the hell/ if only it will sell/ we can forget it after summer" great line. I think I taste some nice self-irony in there,hehe. "Nobodylovers" is still my fave from the Musicclub, but in general I totally appreciate the new dynamics! Time for you to play in Continental Europe...

#221

Thanks, Hendrik! But is there

Thanks, Hendrik!

But is there anything more bittersweet than bitter people convincing themselves to be sweet? Or the other way around?

This is already by far my fave Viola track. :) At least until the summer!