Last night, Yale’s BCA equivalent–I’m going to go ahead and call them the YCA? –announced their Spring Fling line up for this year. It’s… amazing: St Lucia, Klingande, and Jessie J.
If you’re unfamiliar with any of the above artists, watch the announcement video above. You probably know St. Lucia and Klingande, but just don’t know you know — their songs are everywhere. ‘YCA’ has also given helpful category labels: St Lucia is the “indie electronic performer,” Klingande will be the “house performer,” and Jessie J is the headliner, i.e. an actual pop star!
Holy shit, this line up is great. St Lucia is not some crappy random indie artist, which is always the concern when filling this category. His debut album, When the Night, is not only full of great indie-dance tracks (check out “Elevate” in the above video, and “All Eyes On You” or “Closer Than This“), but it was also actually popular. You’ll find in on any given indie pop/dance playlist on Songza, or whatever equivalent Spotify playlists you follow.
House music is not my area of specialty, but Klingande has some very doting fans here at BlogDH. He makes those very recognizable songs with great sounds in them and then a few words that repeat. “Jubel” and “Punga” are the ones you’ve definitely heard.
And, wow, Jessie J. “Bang Bang” is probably one of the most fun pop songs of the last year (even though one friend described it as a less-great rip-off of “Lady Marmalade”). And who didn’t secretly wake up to “Domino” in their head in 2012? Yale is going to be feeling so sexy and free at their Spring Fling!!! According to the Yale Daily News, she’s also the first female headliner at their Spring Fling since 1998.
God, good job Yale. We’re super jealous and feeling threatened–we’re the “cool Ivy”! Your move, BCA.