Looking for a sprawling, enigmatic track to really set your week on fire? How about this new bop from Hot Summer – the brainchild of Jon Sortland (The Shins) and Brian Belier (EV Kain). Self-proclaimed “byproduct of shut-in pandemic isolation and a desperation to generate sparks to light the gloom from solitude and gold coast fire haze,” the duo does just that with an otherworldly atmosphere as the backdrop in their first single, “Fire and Ice.”

This song is a testament to what you can do in isolation, miles and miles away from your best friends. (These two idols were 470 miles away from each other when they created this masterpiece, by the way.) So turn it on, turn it up, and create something magical yourself!

Meredith Schneider