For us in the UK, finding a song like ‘Summer’s Coming’ in our inbox was a little confusing. A joke, perhaps? A summer state of mind in the winter months? But on further investigation, we realised that the band behind the song, Salarymen, is one of our southern hemisphere cousins, so for them the summer really, genuinely is on its way. Although it’s important to say that this Australian duo is putting out the summery track, it’s not just for those who will soon be basking in the heat and sunlight, but rather it’s a pick-me-up number for anyone, whatever your geographical location.
Sharing her thoughts on this feel-good ethos is vocalist and bassist Renee de la Motte, who explains:
“The world has been full of too much misery the last few years, so we wrote the happiest song we could think of for a change! It’s about longing for Summer wherever you are in the world. We’ve squeezed in all of our quintessential Summer activities, like drinking margaritas on the beach, nudie swims and Sunday sessions, which is universally relevant no matter who you are.”
Listening to this track, you can’t help but be lifted up by the slacker-rock enthusiasm of ‘Summer’s Coming’. The jangling guitars and pop-dipped lyrics really chime in with the carefree nature of long summer days and it’s a reminder a brighter days ahead. Accompanying the sonically-rich journey is a playful music video directed by Todd Stephen Logan which adds another layer of timeless effervescence.
More good news for Salarymen fans, old and new, is that ‘Summer’s Coming’ arrives with a whole EP of glorious indie pop/rock tracks by the name of Head In The Sand.