Nashville singer Becca Mancari has a voice that's sweet and hazy. It doesn't really sound like something I've heard before in the world of country music. In October, she'll release a debut album of nine beautiful and buoyant tracks. It's called Good Woman, and comes out via Mancari's own label, Gold Tooth Records.
Last September, she put out "Summertime Mama," a compact, breezy song about summer crushes, and the record's first single. Today, The FADER is debuting a delightful video for the track. It stars Mancari's girlfriend, her dog, and her two Bermuda Triangle bandmates, one of whom is Alabama Shakes's Brittany Howard. The video follows them having a blast on a bright day — eating breakfast, driving through the trees, going fishing.
"Summertime Mama is probably the most whimsical and carefree track on the record, and I love it for that reason," Mancari wrote in an email to The FADER. "It's a song about having a crush from afar, and hoping the person will notice you. What I love about it is that I feel like everyone can relate to what it feels like to have summer love, and as quickly as it comes the changing season takes it away."