Paying ode to their strong Australian surf-rock influence, UK based outfit Gecko Club could easily find worldwide popularity with their latest single ‘Summer 2020’. Bathed in a feel-good vibe, this bittersweet track captures the globe’s despair when our summer plans went out the window last year. With hope on the horizon, this optimistic arrangement is genre-bending and could even be a household hit in the reggae world.
Highlighting their thoughts on the track, Gecko Club share, “We started writing this song in lockdown last year when we were all feeling pretty down about our plans for the year being cancelled. 2020 was supposed to be the year we set off on our first tour outside of the UK with our mates The Koalaz from Holland, as well as a strong list of festivals we were booked to play at. We kinda had a chat at the start of last year and with everything we had booked, we’re confident it was going to be a big one for Gecko.
‘Boomtown is a big part of our summer together and the fact we couldn’t go this year was killer. We decided to focus the lyrics around the festival but really it represents something much greater than just the festival itself. We don’t really like writing depressing songs and we design our live sets to be a party, which is why the song sounds the way it does, you know, upbeat and easy to have a skank too. At face value it comes across as a happy feels song but listening deeper to the lyrics you realise, err well, we missed the summer and we’re cut up about it.”
Picture this – the sun is shining and you’ve got your favourite beverage in one hand while you lazy by a pool. This track comes on your playlist and life is beautiful. That’s exactly how this song should make you feel – it’s filled with personality and addictive instrumentation.