Ryan Hurd surprised fans with news of a forthcoming debut album titled Pelago, due out October 15th. In addition, Hurd released a brand new song, “June, July, August”, available everywhere today, August 27th. Take a look below as we dig into the track.
“June, July, August” marks the second release of the summer from Hurd, following the release of “Coast” last month. Meanwhile, his song with wife Maren Morris, “Chasing After You”, continues to climb the charts since its release this past February.
Despite having a large selection of songs, Hurd has still yet to put out a full-length album. Now, fans can rejoice knowing a full project is on the way. Hurd does, however, have a handful of EP’s including Panorama, Platonic, which features his hit single “To A T”, and EOM, named after his single Every Other Memory, which highlights a handful of songs that Hurd has co-written for other artists. This includes Morgan Wallen and Diplo’s “Heartless”, Luke Bryan’s “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset”, Rascal Flatts’s “Payback” and Lady A’s “What If I Never Get Over You”. EOM was a unique project that got to show fans who may not have known that Hurd was and always will be a songwriter first, and artist second. Hurd is a co-writer of a few other songs climbing the charts right now including Lady A’s “What A Song Can Do” and Luke Bryan’s “Waves”.
Hurd’s artistry stays consistent throughout each song he releases and that he is a part of. His style of songwriting is so unique to him that while he plays a part in so many other songs that you hear in country music, the songs that he chooses to keep for himself feel as though he is the only one that could have released them.
Much like “June, July, August”, which is a textbook Ryan Hurd song from its sound to its lyrics and simply its overall vibe. It’s a song about young love that felt like the real thing and not just another fling, even though it only lasted those three months. It’s about the feeling of wishing you could keep doing that summer over and over again before the day came that it all ended.
“There’s one sunrise I wish never came, 6 a.m. August 28th // It looked like heaven, but I’d turn it back to the 27th // When we were young and drunk by the water // Felt that sunburn love getting hotter // And that feeling never faded like the tan lines on your skin // I’d do June, July, and August, a thousand times again”
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“June, July, August” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.