“Just in case we don’t live forever, let’s get the band back together,” vocalist Brian Logan Dales of The Summer Set sings on the final track of Blossom, the band’s first release in six years. It’s a perfectly fitting finale to a long-awaited release that marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for The Summer Set, who are back and better than ever.
Comprised of eight genre-spanning, exciting and catchy as hell songs, the aptly-titled Blossom finds the band truly blooming into the best versions of themselves. There isn’t a single second of dead space or filler on the album, which weaves between the synth-pop inspired “Street Lightning”, the introspective “My Own Medicine”, pop-punk banger “Teenagers” featuring Against The Current and the self-love anthem “FTS” featuring Travie McCoy. And that’s just the first half of the album. Rounding things out are the anthemic “Hard Candy” and “Famous” before the powerful closer “Back Together” brings things to a close, expressing the band’s appreciation for their fans and each other in a heartfelt love letter to music.
Blossom is the perfect, poppy, sing-along ready album to close out the summer. With each dynamic song flowing effortlessly into the next, it’s incredibly easy to listen to the album over and over again, and after six long years of waiting, that’s just what fans of The Summer Set are going to do with this release.