Portland's Song of the Summer Is Amine's "Caroline"

The crazy-catchy ode to young lust and Tarantino movies has over 3 million plays on Spotify.

In case you missed it, Portland has its own song of the summer.

Forgive us for not telling you about it sooner, though in our defense, it's yet to really feel like summer around here—more like a balmy extended spring. But with the forecast indicating that barbecue weather is finally on the horizon, it's time you got to know "Caroline," by Portland singer-rapper Amine.

Related: "Introducing Amine: A son of Ethiopian immigrants finds a bold new sound in his family heritage."

A crazy-catchy ode to young lust and Quentin Tarantino movies, the track practically bleeds sunshine. In less than two months, the video has over 1 million views on YouTube , 3 million Spotify plays and a cosign from Miguel, a singer whose genre-blurring style is in line with Amine's own:

Pretty good for a kid who started out recording dis tracks aimed at rival high schools.

Check out a live performance of "Caroline" for Vevo's DSCVR series below, and prepare to have the song rattling around in your head the rest of the season:

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