Summer

Album: Walk Between Worlds (2018)

Songfacts®:

  • Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr wrote "Summer" after the band played a festival in Norway. The track was partly inspired by Debbie Harry of Blondie. Kerr explained to The Sun:

    "At the festival, Blondie were playing before us and we went to see them. But we didn't get a chance to speak. Later, I went back to work on this song and I was sat on my hotel balcony. On the far side of the hotel, I could see Debbie Harry sitting with her back to me. So, when I think of the song, I think of that night and capturing a moment.

    When I checked out the next day, the receptionist said, 'Miss Harry has left you something.' And she'd left me a packet of Haribo bears. It was great and she's so great."
  • Summer in Norway provided inspiration for this song. "It was right in the middle of that 24-hour daylight where you're sitting there at midnight and it's still daylight," Jim Kerr explained. "There was a great vibe in the town because the festival was going on. We didn't go on until 2 a.m., which was still daylight. There was something otherworldly about it. There was something ecstatic about it as well. The tune I was working on seemed to have that in it."

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