Sunset Lovin'

Album: A Thousand Miles Left Behind (2012)
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  • Gloriana's Mike Gossin penned this steamy number along with the band's producer Matt Serletic and the Nashville songwriter Hillary Lindsey, who has contributed to many of Carrie Underwood's hit tunes. Gossin told Billboard magazine how the song was inspired by observing a couple of lovers, who were unconscious as to what was going on around them: "I was driving a golf cart one day after a festival," he explained, "and it proceeded to break down about a mile away from the venue. I didn't have my cell phone, so I just decided to hang with some fans at a nearby RV park and wait for somebody to find me. There was this one couple in a car making out, totally oblivious to everything around them. The song was written about that young and rare moment when you were having the perfect night, with the perfect girl, in the perfect place and do not care about the where, what and when of it all - and the world stopping around you."
  • Gossin told The Boot how the song came about. "I had this guitar riff that I had written for the first record," he explained, "but I wrote it late. We had finished up the record already, so the producer who I showed was like, 'Save it for the next record.' I brought it back to the table and we wrote this song about being stuck in a moment with a significant other, and you're oblivious to everything else that is going on around you."

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