This year there isn’t so much a song of the summer as there is a mood of the summer. And the latest entry to our sun-splashed seasonal mixtape comes from Bad Suns, who this week enlist the vocal stylings of PVRIS’ Lynn Gunn for a casual bop of a new single called “Maybe You Saved Me.” The track was written during the Los Angeles alt-pop trio’s recording sessions for Apocalypse Whenever, which gets the deluxe re-issue treatment next month, and everyone seems pretty stoked on not only the finished product, but the experience as well. And hey, that’s what summer is all about.
“When I drove home from the studio after we wrote the song, I immediately knew I wanted to hear Lynn’s voice in the mix, and we’re so grateful she came aboard,” says Bad Suns’ Christo Bowman. “She breathed a new life into the song and helped make it something truly special.”
Adds Gunn, who notes that Bad Suns’ 2014 album Language and Perspective was a favorite of the Lowell band in the van during those first few PVRIS tours across the country to California: “It feels like a full circle moment to be featured on this song, tracking my part in the heat of summer on the West Coast years later. Christo’s voice is so iconic and distinct, it felt so special to get to sing along with it on this track. I’m so grateful to have been a part of this song, it’s the perfect happy and sad summer bop. I hope everyone is in a car and has their windows down when they listen to it for the first time.”
That’s our summer mood; fire up the collab below, and peep all Bad Suns’ upcoming fall tour dates, which includes an October 21 twirl at Royale in Boston.