The purpose of this EP was to capture a slice of the fun of Summer and release it for free, hopefully to make you smile whether you're on your way to the beach, laying outside in the sun, or settling down with the sunset. There is a magic in Summertime where the world is awake, glowing, brimming with life - and these songs are a tribute to that feeling.
You deserve to feel the sunlight. You deserve to smile. You deserve to revel in the carefree lightness of the Summer months. Really, you do.
So let's have some fun.
released June 21, 2017
Gimme Summer!! was recorded from April - June 2017 in my bedroom and The Shoe-dio (the hallway in my apartment where we keep the shoes...) in Grand Rapids, MI except for "The Ice Cream Song (live...)" which was obviously recorded in Holland, MI last year.
written, produced, performed, recorded, mixed, mastered by Adam Stutsman
all lyrics, ukulele, hand claps, and singing (good, bad, and virtually unlistenable) by Adam Stutsman
opening sample on "It's Summer!" from Steven Universe, created by Rebecca Sugar and copyright Cartoon Network (please don't sue me - I love you so much!)
waves and beach crowd on "It's Summer!" courtesy of people having fun at the beach in Grand Haven, MI
the totally unstaged (but actually totally staged) "yeah!" on "The Ice Cream Song (live...)" by Chloë Malmquist
waves on "Melted Light" and "Sunset Sweetness" courtesy of a beach in Traverse City, MI
album artwork photograph taken by Chloë Malmquist
album artwork design by Chloë Malmquist & Adam Stutsman
(see more of her work here: instagram.com/sproutdraws)
Up n Adam logo and Gimme Summer!! logo by Adam Stutsman
Maker of the Sun, Giver of the Light, Provider of the Warmth
Mom, Nick, Josh
Brittany, Phillip, Andrea, Riley, Tara, any & all of my friends who make life fun and beautiful. (if you're reading this and wondering "does that mean me?" - of course it does.)
every single person who listens and smiles.
yes, that means you.