DC-based Young Summer debuts with the single “Fever Dream” on March 5th. Available on iTunes, the song premiered on Tuesday, February 26 on PasteMagazine.com – the exclusive first listen is available here.
“”Working with Trent Dabbs, one of our favorite Nashville songwriters, Young Summer delivers on this a bittersweet, pop-synth debut. Strains of Beach House and Florence & the Machine swell from this single from her upcoming album, due in early May. We are also jealous of her favorite concert experience below. Sounds like heaven.” – American Songwriter
“Young Summer’s voice, an alto compared to that of Sarah McLachlan and Florence Welch, echoes a particularly ethereal quality associated with callings, destiny and fate. Smooth, soulful and bluesy, her voice is light but is strong enough to carry heavy lyrics.” – Paste Magazine
It’s the voice of DC-based singer/songwriter Bobbie Allen that defines Young Summer, her musical moniker, and brought the project to fruition.
“As soon as I heard Bobbie’s voice, it struck a chord in me that I couldn’t ignore,” recalls Nashville singer/songwriter and producer Trent Dabbs. He and Allen met performing on the same bill in DC in 2011.
Young Summer presents a new side of artistry for Allen and reaches a new level of creative songwriting for Dabbs (Sugar & The Hi-Lows, Ashley Monroe) and Jeremy Bose (Joy Willilams, David Archuleta, Uncle Kracker), who was added to the mix during their writing/recording in Nashville.
Together they helped mold Bobbie Allen’s sound: a fresh, savvy pop incarnation known as Young Summer.
“I’d never had a writing session with anyone before, and suddenly I’m having one with these amazing songwriters,” says Allen. “Everything about it was so perfect and joyous and happy.”
With only a single EP, Ready or Not, to her name, Allen had good reason for her initial shock. Yet it wasn’t long before her impeccable vocal talent naturally became the linchpin of each track. Fever Dream, the first single, will be released March 5th on Dabb’s own Ready Set Records with an EP to follow in late Spring/early Summer.
Of the forthcoming EP, Allen explains, “It’s extremely honest music. It really is no-holds-barred because that concept is very deliberate. That’s the thread that brings all of the songs together and makes them related. It all comes from a very sincere and honest place.”