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San Diego’s Summer Years, Let Go of Self-Doubt on New Single ‘The Picture You Paint’

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Pop-punk band Summer Years have released ‘The Picture You Paint,’ the second single off their upcoming EP ‘You Can’t Live There Forever’.

Summer Years Mike Liorti explains that The Picture You Paint’s overall premise deals with doubt.

“As musicians, we kinda live a life of constant ‘Show & Tell to our fans, friends, and family. These days, especially, even the most passionate/understanding supporters & teammates can quickly lose touch with the artists’ vision/potential and basically dismiss them entirely.

“The smallest action of doubt can be very potent and contagious. So the song is coming from a mindset of understanding the bliss that comes from creating art for nobody but themselves and letting the dominoes fall as they may.’

The video is a compilation of the post-pandemic live shows.

Summer Years’ core sound is a mixture of powerful rhythms, melodic guitar parts, and meaningful lyrics., with influences rooted in the classic pop-punk of bands such as Blink 182 and Jimmy Eat World.

Recorded in the midst of the global pandemic, the band’s forthcoming EP ‘You Can’t Live There Forever’

“Moving forward with a project like this was intimidating because there was no clear future set before us. There were no shows or tours to work towards or any inkling of what the future of the music industry would be like,” Liorti explains.

“It was really cathartic at the same time because we felt really fortunate to be able to do what we love during these times and to be able to be creative and expressive is a healing force.” 

When asked to describe the band’s sound, the band explains, “Summer Years is rock music. Pop & punk rock-infused music, but it’s for anyone who likes to rock and enjoys lots of melodies. We definitely operate with the energy and big rhythms of a punk band, but I think we will always be accessible to anyone. Kids who are just getting into guitar music or who have never listened to pop-punk! I think our music is for everyone. Even soccer moms!”


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