SAMUEL JACK, “Feels Like Summer”
It seems easy enough to think that a song called “Feels Like Summer” might be a simple, straight-forward pop song about fun in the summer. But UK singer/songwriter Samuel Jack was raised partially in Johannesburg, South Africa, and his interest in music was sparked by Paul Simon’s Graceland. So I’m confident there is a myriad of influences brewing inside, which leads to Samuel’s rich, R&B-inspired vocal that gives “Feels Like Summer” extra depth. The song itself is reflective, looking back on a teen romance that brings back the summer setting all over again, even when it isn’t even summer. All too many of us can relate to those feelings, which is why “Feels Like Summer” is a charming winner and Samuel is a singer to watch. If you like music by Hozier and Passenger then add Samuel Jack into the mix.