There aren't many artists who can cite Pharrell, Mars Volta, Quincy Jones and Donna Summer as influences, but—as you can hear below—Mickey Cupid can. Listing such influences isn't just an empty bid for cool points either—each one of those influences shines right through their latest pop banger "Summer". Big, live drum sounds, soulful vocals and a dense production on the track's apex all nod to those disparate but complementary influences. A transatlantic duo, Mickey Cupid tell us that although their individual influences were wildly different, somehow this all came together in something naturally cohesive: "It was a bit cosmic but very natural, as if we had known each other forever." If "Summer" goes on to earn the success it's destined for, then they'll be spending a lot more time together for a long time to come.

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