“Summer Song” is a love letter to a bygone time, folk-rock drawing bits of old-school pop and psychedelic to fuel itself.
The Minders' “Summer Song” is a love letter to a bygone time, folk-rock drawing bits of old-school pop and psychedelic to fuel itself. It sounds like it could have been made in the ‘70s, steel-strung acoustic guitar and rock-solid bass backing Martyn Leaper’s unadorned voice. It’s even complete with strings played like they were in the Beatles’ heyday, if the temporal debt of this song weren’t already clear enough. They don’t make ‘em like this anymore.
"I have always wanted to write a song about the summer, which is my favorite season,” says Leaper. “Living in the Northwest, I tend to idealize the summer, and each time it approaches I imagine halcyon days and nights of adventure and freedom spent outdoors. This recording was simply my way of expressing just that.”
Into the River releases in September.