Cassadee Pope - Summer

12 June Critic Jonni 0 Comments



Having already reviewed her Summer EP for Outlet Magazine, I felt I had to review this amazing music video on my blog. Cassadee Pope has always been a part of my life, ever since she struck out as frontwoman in band Hey Monday, then when the band went on hiatus, she went solo, appeared on The Voice US, which she eventually won, and rightly so; now she's becoming a country star in her own right. Cassadee Pope relates to everyone in this song and video as we all connect over a guy we've fell in love with during summer. Bringing warmth to us all.

As mentioned above, Cassadee Pope has been in the music industry for a number of years, getting chart hits and making some very good network connections. Having been part of a rock band in her early days, Hey Monday has definitely defined her as a singer, and although she has gone down the country route, which definitely helped her discover her sound, her rockier side will always be found in her lyrics and her music. Just listen to "Candles" and you'll know exactly what I mean. Having won The Voice US season three, had a top 10 US billboard charting debut solo album, which launched singles "Wasting All These Tears" and "I Wish I Could Break Your Heart", an empowering single "I Am Invincible" and a chart topping collaborative single "Think Of You" with Chris Young. Cassadee Pope is hitting the country world hard, and she isn't going to stop here. This song was written by Cassadee Pope, Kelly Archer and Emily Shackelton.

Directed by TK McKamy, the video captures the essence of the song beautifully. This is exactly how I felt last year. I had two summer boyfriends, one at the start and the other near the end, this is totally relatable to me, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who has had a summer boyfriend. It felt so real, and Cassadee Pope is so right with every lyric to this song.

The scenes are both narrative and performance based, mainly the latter. The scenes suggests dates that Cassadee Pope and her love interest, played by actor Sam Krumrine, go on during their summer get together.

Set on the Clearwater Beach, Cassadee Pope and Sam Krumrine work well together perfectly showing the young love lust between them. What I haven't felt for almost a year, and yet they capture it perfectly and takes me back to those innocent days.

Emotional, sexy and amazing, this music video captures summer in a whole country relationship vibe that we have all felt and can relate to. Cassadee Pope lays her emotions bare and her more personal EP excites us to find out what her new album will be like. If the Summer EP is anything to go by, it's going to be a scorcher.
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