“Summertime” by Susto

"Summertime" by Susto is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the band's new album Time in the Sun on October 29th
"Summertime" by Susto is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

Susto release their new album Time in the Sun on October 29th via New West Records. The LP was produced Wolfgang Zimmerman (Band of Horses), and follows their 2019 release Ever Since I Lost My Mind. Prior to entering the studio, Osborne became a father and midway through recording, lost his own father to cancer. Osborne says, “Because I had begun writing when I found out I was going to be a dad, these events were the biggest inspirations for the record. It felt like I was in between the beginning and end of life. Up until my own father passed away, I felt like it was an album about new life and becoming a parent. His passing shifted the narrative towards the cyclical nature of life, death, and new births.”

The band recently premiered the album track “Summertime.” Osborne says, “The song is about young love, and those heartbreaks that come and go like a whirlwind. They hurt like hell in the moment, but they also make you who you are and teach you how to love. It felt fitting to include this on Time in the Sun, because the album is a synopsis of my life in some ways, and even though they didn’t pan out, those relationships I had on the way to where I am now, are a big part of my story and my personality. So I guess this song is an ode to young love, and the lessons we learn from it.”

Since 2013, Justin Osborne has quietly prepared to make such a statement as Time in the Sun. He began penning songs as a teenager in South Carolina and after a hiatus from music, relocated to Havana, Cuba. While there, he befriended local musicians who encouraged him to focus on writing songs again. The band’s name SUSTO is derived from a Latin American term that can be roughly translated as “panic attack.” Osborne says, “That deep fright was something that I was experiencing, and songwriting felt like it was helping me cure it.”

Susto
Time in the Sun Track Listing
Track List
New West Records

1. Time, Love & Fun
2. Get Down
3. Summertime
4. God of Death
5. Be Gone from Me
6. Good Right Now
7. Life Is Suffering
8. Resolve It
9. Mother of the World
10. Double Rainbow
11. All Around the World

Susto
Live Dates

September 3 — Bluffton, SC — May River Music Festival
September 4 — Isle of Palms, SC — The Windjammer
September 9 – Macon, GA – Grant’s Lounge
September 10 — Athens, GA — Georgia Theatre
September 11 — Savannah, GA — District Live
September 23 — Columbia, SC — The Senate
September 24 — Nashville, TN — Americana Fest
September 25 — Mooresville, NC — Carolina Jubilee
September 28 — Wilmington, NC — Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
September 30 — St. Augustine, FL — St. Augustine Amphitheatre
October 1 — St. Petersburg, FL — Jannus Live
October 8 – Alpharetta, GA – Wire and Wood Festival
October 16 – Greenwood, SC – Uptown Market
October 30 – Maquoketa, IA – Codfish Hollow
October 31 — Evanston, IL — SPACE
November 2 — Indianapolis, IN — The Hifi
November 3 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
November 4 — Nashville, TN — The Basement East
November 19 — Asheville, NC — Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
November 20 — Charlotte, NC — Neighborhood Theatre
December 4 — Key West, FL — Coast is Clear Music & Arts Festival
December 16 – Mobile, AL – Callaghan Irish Social Club
December 17— Birmingham, AL — Saturn
December 18 — Atlanta, GA — Terminal West

Pre-order Time in the Sun by Susto HERE