If there is someone out there making music that sounds more like it was made to soundtrack a bright, hot and fun holiday adventure than Summer Heart, then we are yet to find them. As the rain pours outside and people huddle in their winter coats to guard against the wind and cold, David Alexander once again comes to the rescue with a track that makes you feel the warm beat of the sun on your face.
If, as many people do these days, you are planning on taking a go-pro camera with you on holiday and making a video of your time away with your friends (you know what we mean, stick it out the car as you drive along, shots of your group laughing and messing around in shops, on walks, by the pool etc) then “Thinkin of U” is your soundtrack.
It’s hazy, bright, light and fun sounding. It’s got that heat sheen synth sound we love so much and a gently insistent and uptempo beat. The vocals are have been fuzzed up to match the shimmering brightness of the melody and it is, as you’d expect, the musical equivalent of a beautiful blue sky. Sure it’s a bit sentimental, ”It’s been six years / Since I first saw you / It’s been six years / Still I adore you” but isn’t all great pop music at heart? Besides, we reckon you’ll be too busy basking in its warm glow to even notice.