Miami producers Cool and Dre supplied the instrumentation for the track. They also supplied the beats for the Everything Is Love
" and "Black Effect
" as well as the single "Salud!". Dre told Billboard
the story of their production:
"For the 'Summer' record, Cool had this music groove that he was working on and played it for me, and immediately I heard a melody, and it was definitely inspired by what we were seeing every day.
There's a scene where Jay and Bey are on the beach filming each other on the sand and just enjoying the presence of each other, and we took what we saw and put it in the music. When they heard it, they took the idea and turned it into 'Summer.'"