In the 1997 Seinfeld episode, “The Summer of George,” after George Costanza learns he’s secured a three-month severance package from his former employer, The New York Yankees, he excitedly tells Jerry, “This is gonna be my time. Time to taste the fruits and let the juices drip down my chin! I proclaim this ‘The Summer of George’!”
On Warren Nomi‘s new single, “This Summer I,” the dance-pop singer-songwriter also champions a season of putting himself at its center. Having moved to Hollywood from New York three years ago to pursue his dreams on the West Coast — highlights that include landing a role as an extra in Burlesque and releasing an EP as Nomi Madness last year — Nomi says of the song, “I recorded and produced this in NYC during a summer of broken times, and I hope it touches your soul and you spread the word.”
Nomi, who sounds a lot like Darren Hayes on “This Summer I,” has made the original version available as a free download to facilitate such sharing. For the official single release, “This Summer I” has been remixed by Björn Bodin and Mike Bordes vs. Klubjumpers. Bodin’s uplifting big-room production provides the perfect backdrop for Nomi’s personal declarations.
A music video for “This Summer I,” arrives next week, while Nomi’s previous single, “The Rush,” has just entered the Billboard Club Play chart at #42. Nomi might finally be having that ‘Summer of Me’ he was first moved to write about in the Big Apple several years ago.