HENLEY OCEAN, “Summers In December”
“Summers In December” is a classic-style pop song that hits all of those sensitive nerves when you remember events from long ago like they were yesterday. It’s by newcomer Henley Ocean – who/which is not a newcomer but the new project name for German singer/songwriter Daniel Volpe, who has been featured in this blog numerous times through his songwriting as well as his other 2010’s guise as Zorro Blakk. “Summers In December” is another killer collaboration with blog regular Charlie Mason, and that should speak volumes in itself. The song’s melody has signature 80’s pop written all over it, and keeping it simple, straight-forward and inviting is most welcome in these difficult and complex days.