Die aus LA-stammende Band That Summer hat kürzlich ihre neue Single “We’ve Already Said Goodbye” veröffentlicht. Die Debüt-LP soll 2023 erscheinen. Der Track ist die erste Zusammenarbeit von That Summer zwischen Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Drummer Steve Ferrone, Max Bergmanis (Peter McPoland) und Charles Rocha. Der Song ist eine Ballade über eine Beziehung, die von Anfang an dem Untergang geweiht ist.
Frontmann, Sänger, Songwriter und Produzent Charles Rocha sagt dazu:
“We’ve already said goodbye” was the first song I sang in a studio, which I didn’t write. Max Bergmanis and I wrote a bunch of songs together last year and he had the chords and the chorus for this song, but the verses were shaky. So I re-wrote the lyrics in the verse, using some of his flavor and some of mine. We kept his original chorus because I thought it was a really beautiful statement and so well crafted. Max is a beautiful songwriter. The song is basically a conversation piece about a relationship that was doomed from the start.
After we finished writing, We knew we were going to be recording with Steve Ferrone which was a bit intimidating. Here’s a guy that has played on some of my favorite Tom Petty records of all time, and now he’s playing on our stuff. It was a trip. He did a great job on this track and a few others which will be coming out in the new year.
We recorded the drums at Doug Messenger’s studio (Audio Grand Hardrive) in North Hollywood which is a beautiful-sounding big live room. We tracked the drums to the same Stevens tape machine that Pink Floyd used to capture “Dark Side of The Moon.“
After we got the drums we went to Thom Flowers’ studio in Goleta (Hi-Volt Sound) and tracked the guitars, piano, bass, and vocals. Thom did a great job getting the best takes and bringing out the best from Max and I. It’s no wonder he is Steve Perry’s go to engineer/producer.
I had a great time working on Max’s song with such a talented crew of professionals and making it something that is our own and unique. We hope you like the song and it speaks to your heart.“