Leave it to Queen Shania to give us something to enjoy while we wait for World Tour ticket sales and the drop of her newest project, Queen of Me.
On the heels of both those big announcements, she released a new single off her upcoming album, “Last Day of Summer.” And with the fall chill in full swing, it’s the perfect time for a retrospective summer track.
This single has all the ingredients of whimsical summer love songs, reminiscent of Morgan Wallen’s “7 Summers” and Brad Paisley’s “Beat This Summer.”
The lyrics find the narrator contemplating a summer love long after the warm days have ended and pondering on what could have been.
But the typical summer love story trope finds the season ending before the lovers can fully explore their new connection. Shania gets retrospective about the timing of love in her repeating bridge:
“It’s the last day of summer And the first kiss on my lover’s mouth..”
The song’s repetition and slow beat really lend to the sadness of love lost:
“Did you get married Or did you wait? Did you ever build that house Down by the lake? Nights still find me Lying awake ‘Cause every time I close my eyes I see your face…”
Much different than the fun spunkiness of her first single release, “Waking Up Dreaming,”Shania is definitely reminding the world that her versatility and vocals uniting for her big comeback.