Bummer Summer

"yea we livin like it's free, yea we dont know where we are going"

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Behind The Lyrics

The overall theme behind this song is a Summer fling. I really just wanted to write a fun, feel good summer song. I was listening to Blackbear a lot (which you can probably tell from the chorus) but I just love the vibe of his songs. So I was inspired to write an upbeat, feel good song that feels like you're at the beach or on the water. This is one song that isn't written about my actual life, it's a made up story. The main story behind the lyrics are about a girl that feels trapped in a toxic relationship. Although she grew up wealthy and has everything imaginable, she slowly starts seeing that money can’t fill the depressed feeling she has. she ends up meeting a summer fling that naturally feels like true love. A type of feeling that makes her feel more alive than she’s ever felt, so she goes with it. Bummer Summer

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Lyrics

She want a mansion
Like damn forget to mention
She's been workin for her daddy
Got a room over the ocean

She want
She want sangria
When she floating in the sea and
Blacking out by 3
Like baby girl i'll see yuh

I'll see you back at home
When we takin off our clothes
She quote 10 things i hate about you
Girl that's something i relate to

Keep it on the low
Your boyfriend he don't know
You rock that louie v
Like baby you and me

Yea the bottles keep pouring
Until it's 4 in the morning

Yea we livin like it's free
Yea we don't know where we are going

She want Venice in the summer
Yea sangria on the beach
Livin hot girl bummer summer
Rock the salty hair bleached

She's like nice boys don't kiss like that
Show me how you thinking yea
I could use the practice

Like girl you're so damn genuine
Like the bag your makeups in
Tell me all your secrets
At the sunset top Mulholland yea

Like tell me where to go
You had me at hello
She talkin' shades of grey
She freaky like a friday

Baby take it slow
Never done before
Like her lovin' like her cigarettes
No filter, rough, at 2 am

Yea the bottles keep pouring
Until it's 4 in the morning

Yea we livin like it's free
Yea we don't know where we are going

She want Venice in the summer
Yea sangria on the beach
Livin hot girl bummer summer
Rock the salty hair bleached

Photos taken for the album art

I went down to Venice Beach to get some photos taken for this single. Since this is a beach type summer song, I felt that would be a perfect setting for the album art.

Ended up walking by the Venice Skatepark and saw this sweet skater. I used to be huge into skating so I always love watching some good vert action. Here's a video of a SICK run someone did.

Here are a few demos and alternative versions of Bummer Summer.  You can kind of get a feel of the development of the song. I originally had a few intros in the song but then decided to just cut them and get right into the verse. Thought this would be a cool behind the scenes look into the writing of this song! 

Bummer Summer Demo 1
Bummer Summer Demo 2
Bummer Summer Demo 3
Bummer Summer Demo 4

If you didn't know, I am a sucker for Rom Com's... here are a couple movies I reference in the lyrics of the song. If you haven't seen them, check them out and let me know what you think!

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