Summer Dean – Unladylike

Unladylike, the debut EP of Fort Worth’s Summer Dean, has been a long time coming. One of our first Rattle Studio Series participants, we’ve seen her grow as an artist in leaps and bounds. Now, the general population can experience her songs like she’s had envisioned from the beginning. The self styled “Ameri-Tonk” tunes include a few familiar tunes, but with a full band twist. The first single, Heartache, brings to mind early country/rock crossovers like The Righteous Brothers. It’s a soulful tune driven by a lonesome steel guitar and balanced with Summer’s sultry vocals. “I chose these six songs because they represent a little bit of the genres I’m into. A little bit of myself,” Summer explains. “It was challenging with the song order. Do I put the Honky-Tonk songs together? My favorite is Heartache. It has a crooner type of sound, mixed with a Patsy Cline vibe. I really liked the way that turned out. As soon as Geoff Queen sat down at the steel guitar, I knew it would be my favorite right away.” DD