After all that has passed in the last year and a half, enjoying the summer and what it has to offer could be what we all need at the moment.
Of course, maybe we still can’t relax the way we did just a few years back, but a good summer song can certainly help make things at least a bit easier.
Previous experience with seasonal records has its highs, but it also has quite a formulaic affair that can have the taste of an expensive drink in a plastic cup. Or a cheap drink in a cool crystal glass, you take your pick.
You really have to know your music and have the feel for it so that you would be able to hit all the right notes and create the seasonal experience that will actually hit the audience in all the right places.
Well, Gregory Abbott, a renowned platinum-selling recording artist, should really be able to catch both the feel and the grove of a season like summer. And with ‘“Summer in the City” he certainly does.
While Abbott’s song shares the title with that big Lovin’ Spoonful hit from 55 years back, it doesn’t share the same heat and urgency John Sebastian and his crew created back then; Abbott goes for a more relaxed, slow-moving groove, something you can hear on the beaches of his father’s native island of Antigua.
And since quite a few of us will be stuck in the city this summer, for whatever reason, the sounds and images of Antigua beaches transported into the city of our choice might be exactly what the doctor ordered.
Gregory Abbott – “Summer In The City” Reaction
Renowned platinum-selling artist, Gregory Abbott, gets that summer feeling just right with his latest single "Summer in the City."