Summer Like the Season started as a solo project in 2014 where I would write, record, produce and mix everything myself. I am a classically trained pianist from early childhood and have been playing guitar/bass while recording and mixing my own music since I was twelve. I’ve always felt that mixing music is like mixing paints, the outline of an image is what gives it distinction but the colors and shading is what gives it nuance. From an early age having control of the mix was a crucial part of realizing the textures in my music. The only element I could never quite control were the drums. I would program complex parts and teach them to musicians to play live, but it was the one aspect that held me back from having power in my own sound. Drums are loud, bold and unapologetic, traits I felt necessary to embrace in every aspect. Over the last few years I began practicing with an ardent dedication. On this path I was lucky enough to meet Tasha, Scott and Sam who are incredibly talented and passionate about crafting an amazing live band together. The last few years have been a wild journey, putting out a new EP, working on a new album and touring as a full band. In a daze I was reflecting on the importance of the autonomy that I feel drumming has given me and the complicated web of experiences that directed my path to becoming a drummer. I kept revisiting these vague blurry memories of this jungle painted hand drum I had loved as a kid. “Wakey” is about sleeplessly flipping through my rolodex of memories along my path to honing the command of a sound.