What does the lighter side of the mustache and mullet-wearing Ace Marino’s music sound like? The answer is “Summer,” a chilled-out slice of synth nostalgia that is at once familiar and fresh, laying a heartfelt vocal performance over a relaxed synthwave track that hits all the right notes. Dropping during the longest days of the year, “Summer” is the perfect soundtrack to sunny evenings spent relaxing and daydreaming.
“Summer” is out on all major platforms today. It is the third single Ace Marino has released in 2019, following the dark groove of “The Flamingo Returns” and the impassioned “Holding My Breath,” and it is the first to feature the artist on vocals. Each single this year has been paving the way toward Ace Marino’s second album, and the tracks reveal a commitment to diverse songwriting styles and an emphasis on vocal tracks. The full album is planned for a Fall 2019 release through independent synthwave record label, FiXT Neon.
Listen to Ace Marino’s “Summer” on YouTube: