Brad Paisley On How To Beat This Summer

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Brad Paisley recently had a sit down and talk with Sony Music Nashville and talked about his new single Beat This Summer, “This is one of the most fun grooves I’ve ever recorded, I think, and what we tried to do was make this song feel like that time is running out and that you’re looking ahead to sort of the end of a romantic time in your life, and I think we’ve all had that feeling over some sort of summer romance where this is going to be the hardest thing to beat in my entire life. That this is gonna be that time period you’re gonna look back on and go, ‘That was the best one ever.’ And summers and Christmases are alike that way, where it’s like, you know, ‘Was this the best ever?’ Or that feeling of this is as good as it gets. And you know, with this song, what we tried to do is be really creative with the production of it, and we took the steel guitar – and the steel guitar on this song is actually played a lot like a turntable would be. Basically, you take my steel guitar player, you turn his ballcap sideways, and this happens.”

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