The Summer Set release “Legendary”


The Summer Set released their album their third studio album yesterday, April 16, titled “Legendary.” Yesterday the album reached #3 on the iTunes pop charts, and #9 on the overall iTunes chart. The album features the single “Boomerang,” which sold over 10,000 digital copies in its first week of release, as well as “Lightning in a Bottle” which we posted a few days ago.

The album is pop perfection. Most of the songs are about being young, and living life to be “Legendary.” And yes, this is a reference to Barney Stinson from “How I Met Your Mother,” which is evident in the last song on the album “Legendary” with the lyrics, “And I’ve spent too many nights watching ‘How I Met Your Mother’ alone, now I’m searching for my yellow umbrella.” Brian Dales also sings about being obsessed with Dawson’s Creek in the song “Jukebox,” confirming my obsession with him (2/3 of my favorite shows of all time). The music slows down a little bit with “Heart of the Floor” which features The Voice’s runner up, Dia Frampton. For some reason this song takes me back to 90s boy bands, in the best way possible (super catchy chorus, adorable lyrics, but subtly scandalous).

I can admit honestly that I see myself driving down PCH this summer, windows down, screaming these songs with my best friends. Well done, The Summer Set. I have so much respect for a band that sticks to their original sound, while still maintaining change and growth. Also, so happy they embraced the “pop” in their usually labeled “pop punk” sound, and made an album that’s fun.

The Summer Set is currently competing in the Macy’s iHeart Radio Rising Star contest, wich you can vote for here. The band also recently wrapped up their national headlining tour, but we be on the Vans Warped Tour this summer.

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