Any of the names tied to this sizzling single has the ability to send the global crowd into a frenzy, let alone when all four put their names on a single record. ‘Summer Thing’ brings Dragonette, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Cat Dealers and Bruno Martini together on one phenomenal summer anthem, and it’s every bit as special as the magnitude of this line-up suggests.
A song full of optimism and confidence, this delightful all-star link-up between Martina from Dragonette, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Cat Dealers and Bruno Martini is as gorgeous and captivating as the glow of the morning sun at an idyllic beach location. With playful vocals paying homage to summer love stories on an instrumental backdrop that brings warmth and excitement in equal parts, ‘Summer Thing’ is the perfect song to head into the summer with.
“From the moment we got the demo and the vocals for ‘Summer Thing’, we fell in love with it”, Cat Dealers share. “This track has a funny story to it too! We – Cat Dealers, Bruno Martini and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano – are represented by the same manager, so he decided to send the demo separately to all of us knowing that we’d all love the track. Turns out we did love it, but no one was aware at that point that we all wanted to work on it too! When we found out, we decided to collaborate and work together on the track, so his plan actually worked out pretty well. We’ve been huge fans of Martina from Dragonette ever since ‘Hello’ and of Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano too, way before Cat Dealers even existed. It’s also a pleasure to work with Bruno Martini again, with whom we produced ‘Gone Too Long’. We’re super happy with the final result. It’s a very summery track that brings lot of positive vibes, which is something the world really needs right now.”
“The great thing about this track is how it all came about very organically”, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano add. “One of the producers involved, Paul Harris, sent us an amazing vocal from Martina from Dragonette and we jumped on it. Our management also showed Cat dealers and Bruno Martini and everyone loved it. I guess it has that real summer flavor, a sense of optimism we were looking for. Let’s not forget that we started working on this bang in the middle of the pandemic, so we really thought about a song that would resonate and bring positive vibes to people. In the end, we all worked on a final song that would fit the sound of each of the artists involved, which is quite unusual because we do all have our own specific styles. We’re very excited about this one, and the video is also amazing. We hired a really cool up-and-coming director in Brazil, who shot the video on location in Bahia with local actors and crew.. Above all, it showed us how you can work together and create something special in challenging times… we hope it resonates with our fans.”
‘Summer Thing’ was written in lockdown”, Martina from Dragonette says. “Paul Harris, my buddy and longtime collaborator, brought me in with him and Toby Scott. I think we were all trying to escape reality and put ourselves into a summer landscape of limitless possibilities. Having mega producers Cat Dealers, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and Bruno Martini hop on this track was the ultimate compliment. They took the summer vibe of the vocal and amped it up a thousand times. I don’t know about everyone else, but if everything fails, music is my escape and writing this song took me where I needed to go.”