Certain songs have the ability to just completely fill your body with joy, to conjure up thoughts and memories of time spent with loved ones – you can imagine a crackly Super 8 film montage of all the most beautiful moments of your life playing over the top of it. “The World Is My Oyster” by Cherokee Red is one such song.
The track evokes a warm, fuzzy feeling of nostalgia from the get-go, with lazy rolling drum beats and psychedlica-inspired melodies. What’s more, the lyrics are capable of evoking real and deep feelings of love with their sincere simplicity. The line: “If it’s true we only live once, I’d still wanna be your girl” particularly struck me as a fantastic piece of word-smithery – simple but moving.
Put bluntly, this is a beauty of a song. It's one which you’ll want to put on repeat and dance around to, with a big ear-to-ear, love-smile on your face.