By: Staff –
Emerging North Vancouver-based country music singer-songwriter Nicole Sumerlyn is back a new video for “Over A Drink”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
Brought to life through a country-rock pulse coupled with sassy lyrics, “Over a Drink” – co-written by Sumerlyn with Jimmy Thow (Sons of Daughters) in Nashville and produced by Taylor Allum – is the first musical release for the young artist as an adult, after a decade of defining her craft as a respected live performer and astute industry professional.
Sumerlyn says, “I have built my brand on stage through a welcoming atmosphere of crowd participation that encourages everyone to have a good time. I wanted to translate that energy into a song that could offer the same fun-loving flavour, while being relevant and relatable to me as an artist and as a person.”
While conversing “over a drink” is standard first date fare, Sumerlyn and Thow put a light-hearted twist on this notion to convey her belief that she is “over” the first date drink – and the awkward and aimless small talk that can often go with it. Instead, she uses the song to explore the importance of confidence, chemistry, and purpose on a first date, even if the resulting connection isn’t intended to be the precursor to a serious relationship.
For the North Vancouver, British Columbia-based artist who grew up in Abbotsford, Sumerlyn’s small-town upbringing surrounded by country music led to recognition during her teen years – including opening for Brett Kissel, playing at Nashville’s Bluebird Café, having her first music video for “Let’s Get Country” air on The Heartland Network, and a nod as one of 2015’s Global Country Star Search Winners. After being a finalist in 2017’s Breakthrough Country Music Project, she’s spent the last few years making her mark on stage – most prominently at Calgary Stampede and on the main stage of Western Canada’s esteemed SunFest Country Music Festival as a dynamic performer who wears the authentic country brand well, while adding her own distinct rock edge.
Now with “Over a Drink”, Nicole Sumerlyn is offering an exciting taste of what’s to come for her career – and reminding everyone that in the glorious misadventures of first dates, it’s refreshing to lead with confidence and sincere interest, and lose the aimless conversation.