Why should California Gurls have all the fun? Jessie James carries the torch for southern pop, as the 22-year-old Georgia girl comes with the heat on “Boys in the Summer,” the first single from her sophomore Mercury Records album, on sale now at digital retailers including iTunes!
Co-written by Jessie with James Michael (Motley Crue, Papa Roach, Alanis Morissette), and opening with some bluesy rock guitar riffs right out of ZZ Top, “Boys in the Summer” imagines it’s “hot as hell, even in the shade,” while squeezing out a little bit of lemonade, standing on line at the Dairy Queen or laying on the hood of your car.
Jessie explains the simple meaning behind the sassy lyrics: “It was inspired by an ex-boyfriend who I wasn’t really attracted to until the summer,” she laughs. “That’s when he had a tan and a little bit more muscle from being in the sun.” A perfect summer party jam, the single impacts at Top 40 radio on July 12th, at pop and country radio on July 13th, and at Hot AC on July 19th.