San Diego’s Summer Years first appeared on the collective radar of pop punk fans in the summer of 2021 when the video for their debut single ‘This Light’ premiered on YouTube. In barely three minutes, that track – and its accompanying visuals – presented the young band, not only as great players, but also one keen to share an important message.
“Life has a way of pushing you away and turning you upside down” warns frontman Nick Lanari in one of the key lines of Summer Years’ current single ‘This Light’. His observation might seem like a warning, but the new track is anything but downbeat. In fact, it’s more of a paean to pushing through; an anthem for being the best you can be. It’s main refrain even offers a few words of advice we could all take to heart: “be yourself and you’ll get through.”