Hear Johnnyswim's 'Summertime Romance' : All Songs Considered After teasing the song in the spring, the duo is now sharing the full studio version of the song from their upcoming album Georgica Pond.
NPR logo Hear Johnnyswim's 'Summertime Romance'

Hear Johnnyswim's 'Summertime Romance'

Johnnyswim is otherwise known as Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez. Their new album is Georgica Pond, due out Sept. 30 on Big Picnic Records. Darren Lau hide caption

toggle caption
Darren Lau

The husband-wife folk-pop duo known as Johnnyswim first teased a version of "Summertime Romance" in April in a YouTube feature they call "New Music Mondays," a recurring series of intimate home performances. Now the band is sharing the official studio version of the song, a beautiful, pulsing reflection on youth and courtship that perfectly captures the doe-eyed innocence and heady rush of new-found love.

YouTube

Johnnyswim is Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez. "'Summertime Romance' started with a feeling and a bass riff," Sudano Ramirez tells NPR Music in an email. "We were at home with [longtime collaborator] Britten Newbill writing more serious songs and needed a break. We moved outdoors with a guitar and some wine, and soon it came to us. Abner and I met at the end of spring in 2005 and spent that summer flirting. Somehow those two kids made a home, a life, and a really cute kid of their own. It's a story I'm sure we share with so many others, and in a world with so much turmoil, we hope this song brings a bit of joy and maybe even a bit of nostalgia."

"Summertime Romance" is from Johnnyswim's upcoming full-length, Georgica Pond, due out Sept. 30 on Big Picnic Records. The band today also announced a series of tour dates for the fall.