Rising duo SixForty1 tap into a heady, pop-infused celebration of summer with their newest single, “All Night.” Conjuring up images of the perfect night out with friends or loved ones, the song’s lyrics lean into letting go and enjoying the moment, without worrying too much about what might happen in the future.
“Just keep pouring ‘em all night / Mix ‘em up strong ‘til the sunrise,” band mates Austin Gee and Brooks Hoffman harmonize in the song’s pulsing chorus. “Ain’t nothin’ wrong with some / Take your time, have another one / When it’s said and done, you only get one life / So just keep pouring ‘em all night…”
The duo co-wrote “All Night” with their longtime collaborator Matt Geroux, who also serves as producer, and Mason Thornley. Since the beginning of Gee and Hoffman’s partnership as a band, honing their songwriting chops together has been an important part of their dynamic, and “All Night” is the latest chapter of that musical story. While they’ve put out plenty of feel-good jams in the past, this song is a different kind of warm-weather celebration: One that cherishes every moment of the good times and carefree nights, knowing they’ll be gone all too soon.
“We’ve wanted to release a true summer anthem for a while now and knew ‘All Night’ checked all the boxes as soon as we finished writing it,” the bandmates explain. “It’s a reminder that life is short. So crank this one up with your family and friends and don’t take those times for granted. Cheers.”
Throughout pandemic shutdowns, SixForty1 have continued to release new music at a rapid clip, proving themselves just as prolific at performing cover songs as they are at writing original material. They’ve put out cover performances of Dan + Shay’s “Tequila” and The Fray’s “How to Save a Life,” plus releasing their sultry “Started Right Here” earlier in the year.
SixForty1 will be bringing “All Night” — and plenty more new tunes — to the stage when they return to their native state of Kentucky this fall for Touchdowns & Tunes 2021, an early September event featuring headliners Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brantley Gilbert and Chris Young.
“All Night” will officially be released on Friday, July 16.
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