Jason Aldean Reflects on Lost Love in ‘A Little More Summertime’ Video
Jason Aldean shows his sentimental side in the new video for “A Little More Summertime,” a mid-tempo ballad about summer love fading away.
The clever lyrics describe a dreary beach having closed up shop for the fall, everyone having gone back to their regular lives, and a romance gone with it. The chorus brings a longing — a series of “if only” thoughts — that imagines a life where summer lasted just a little bit longer, and his love interest was able to stay a little longer, too.
The scenic video features Aldean and his wife, Brittany Kerr, flashing back to scenes of them together and enjoying summer life, interspersed with more melancholy clips of the two apart.
This song has a bit of a different feel compared to the typical country motifs, especially when it comes to the chorus melody. The song’s unique vibe drew Aldean in immediately when he was choosing songs for his new album, They Don’t Know.
“The second single ‘A Little More Summertime’ was one of the first songs we found for the record, " he says (quote via Sounds Like Nashville). “To me, I don’t know, there was just something really cool melodically about it that was a little different than some of the things we had in the past. The thing that really grabbed me was the U2 guitar stuff going on right before the chorus. That was the vibe I gave them when we went in to cut the song. I was like, ‘If there’s a vibe we’re going after here, it’s U2. Just think about that while you’re playing it.’”
Aldean adds that the record is different from his previous one in that it’s filled with more songs like these — ones that give distinct visuals for listeners.
“[What] we were missing on the last album was those songs that tell the stories and lay it out for you and paint the picture,” he explained. “I feel like this is one of those songs that’s like that, and that’s something I feel like we got away from a little bit before, and so putting this song out was a way to get back on track with that.”
They Don’t Know was released Sept. 9 and includes the recent hit single, “Lights Come On."
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