Gregory Abbott wipes away the blues of the last year or so with a feel-good, summer sound that’s hard not to enjoy.
Platinum recording artist, songwriter and producer Gregory Abbott really knows how to put a smile on the face of anyone that listens to his music. It could be pouring with rain outside and temperatures below freezing, but new track Summer in the City will still make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
The summery vibes settle in from the very beginning as subtle bass takes hold against a laid-back drum beat and picking guitar. Abbott’s vocals take their time to come out of their shell, helped on by intermittent backing vocals that join in to move the track’s melody onwards in an interesting way. The track builds as synths gently rise from the undergrowth before the chorus hits in a surprisingly catchy if a little lightweight way.
The immediate takeaway from the song is that Abbot is having fun and writing for himself and himself only. It’s refreshing to hear with the majority of artists out there following some kind of fashionable trend, but Abbott is perfectly content to follow the beat of his own drum. Touting the amount of stress and worry around the world lately as the inspiration behind the track, Abbott definitely gives us a reason to cheer up amongst the warm flows and lyrics of joy and well-being: “Warm wind blowing not a worry in sight, summer in the city on a Saturday night”.
Musically, the track can seem a little basic at times with perhaps another drop, riff of layer potentially being able to build on the sturdy underbelly, but what the track does have in plenty of good vibes, upbeat optimism that sweeps you away, and a reminder of those summery days that bring an end to your troubles, if only for a little while.