Something about this song really gets to me. Brad has deftly captured a certain elusive feeling of summers-gone, mixed with upbeat power chords, radio dial noise (great metaphor for memory scanning back) meeting classic grade A nostalgia. The song, co-written by Paisley and two of his regular writers Chris DuBois and Luke Laird is a good one indeed. Although his instrumentation and style is definitely getting more experimental, in my opinion it works on this song, whereas the rest of Wheelhouse was not really my cup of tea.
Somehow the simple, direct and youthful-sounding tone of the lyrics (“ain’t ever gunna beat this summer”) really rings true when Paisley sings it.