Ah, summer. The promise of out-of-town days and nights spent dancing until the sun rises again, is not a concern in the world beyond the festivals of right away. We can all use a little of that energy right now, and Sofi Tukker is here to help.
“Summer in New York” is a play that recounts a hypothetical summer day in New York City, the Most Wonderful City in the World, Let’s Go Mets Baby Love Da Mets. The locations, the encounters, all seem real and possible when told in the voice of Sophie Hawley-Weld.
However, the song has an interesting twist: It samples Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner,” a song I just can’t get rid of. It, most especially the Giorgio Moroder version featuring Britney Spears, has haunted me since college years like an undying, unwavering ghost. The model’s presence here serves as a grim reminder that I’ll never leave that diner, said the man who poured the coffee. However, it doesn’t make “Summer in New York” any less fun.