“Summer Forever” was inspired by Mumford and Sons and other acoustic folk songs. We wanted to create a song that had an uptempo, happy and uplifting vibe. Colton started off the idea with recording the acoustic guitar loop. He intentionally tried to keep it loose and “jangly,” similar to Mumford. From that point, Brandon programmed a live kick drum sample to hit on all four beats. This allows the song to drive more. We also recorded all of our claps together in order to give the song a strong 2 and 4.
We were able to stray away a little bit from the typical Mumford style once we hit the chorus. Colton added some tasty synth patches to fill it out the sound, and Brandon added live bass afterwards. This song is special to us because it was one of the first pop songs of ours that includes an equal amount of live and electronic production. Sonically, we are very proud of this song, and hope you enjoy it.