Before Summer Breaks

The last edition before the summer break brings you new tracks by Tim Freitag, The Haunted Youth, Soft Captain, Juan Ithemba, and a collaboration between Gina Été and DJ Real Madrid.

Before Summer Breaks
Tim Freitag are back with a new track. Photo: Milad Ahmadvand

One last time before the summer break, I will recommend five new tracks to you. The Weekly5 will return on the 28th of August with freshly curated music sent directly to your inbox.

Before the summer break actually starts, you can expect a look back on the past months where I underline some of my personal sonic highlights.

Thank you very much for sticking around during this first season in the second year of Weekly5. I appreciate your attention, feedback, and support for this newsletter.

As far as today's selection goes, you can expect some thoughtful tunes, summer vibes, dreamy soundscapes, and melancholic melodies. Basically, everything that the Weekly5 provides week for week. We revisit previously featured artists and dive into new discoveries.


Tim Freitag – Brick by Brick

Fate has dealt the Swiss indie band Tim Freitag a difficult hand. After realizing a handful of astonishing singles, their debut record, Monsters Forever, came out on the 13th of March 2020. The pandemic hit them with full force.

They played some gigs in the past months, but fans couldn't enjoy any new material. That changed finally last week when Tim Freitag dropped Brick by Brick. It's a beautiful, thoughtful indie-pop track about the inevitable but complex process of letting your parents go and building your own life—brick by brick.