The new album The North by Canadian band Stars comes out September 4. Their first single is “Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It,” a song I immediately fell in love with the first time I heard it. It’s a song that epitomizes Stars’ trademark pop sound—catchey, dancey, and all-around beautiful, a perfect end-of-summer song. I saw Stars a few years ago in one of my favourite venues in Vancouver: Malkin Bowl, an outdoor theatre surrounded by a ring of huge trees in the heart of Stanley Park. I absolutely love the title of the song; it says so much in one simple line. Give the song a listen here, I guarantee* you’ll love it and dare you to try and refrain yourself from dancing to it!
* guarantee not actually guaranteed.