TIME Magazine released their list of The 10 Best Songs of 2020 and on that list, you’ll find Morgan Wallen’s “7 Summers”. The song he co-wrote with Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally and will be on his new album Dangerous: The Double Album due out January 8, 2021.
The reason why it’s in the top 10 “For many across the world this year, the pandemic erased the best aspects of summer: the cookouts, tailgates, block parties, vacations and family reunions. So it makes sense that one of this summer’s foremost anthems was a morose journal entry of a song that turned its gaze onto some edenic past of lazy, stressless afternoons. For three minutes, you could sit in your room, close your eyes and imagine drifting down a river and sipping on a sixer alongside a friend or romantic interest, Wallen’s watercolor guitars serving as a portal to a sunkissed state of mind. But at the end of each chorus, Wallen breaks the reverie, forcing himself and the listener to come to terms with an anxious present reality. “Doesn’t it make you sad to know,” he asks, “that was seven summers ago?”
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