There’s something special about summertime when you’re a teenager. You may work a crappy retail or seasonal job but for the most part, you don’t have many responsibilities. You can hang out with your friends and ingest copious amounts of sugar and it’s fine because you’re a teenager and it’s the summer.
On their new single, and the title track from their forthcoming LP, “Teenage Summer,” Mississauga band High Home (FKA The Bryan Adams) reflect on these carefree days and how growing up isn’t always so great. Adding even more nostalgia to the track is the fact that “Teenage Summer” is a fast-paced pop-punk track that sounds straight off of your Warped Tour 2005 compilation CD.
“I wrote the song at a turning point in my life when I had to come to terms with the fact that my youth was pretty much over,” lead singer and guitarist Bryan Brocoy says in a press release. “A lot of people take it for granted, but that tiny window of your life where you have the freedom to do whatever you want without all the responsibility — it’s over before you know it. And it kind of sucks when you find out that adulthood isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.”
Teenage Summer is due out June 22 via Broke Guy Music. For now, change into cut-off jean shorts and listen to the title track below: