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Premiere: Laura Saggers' Plucky New Song, "Summer Fling"

The singer-songwriter uses a forlorn summer romance as the inspiration to fuel her new music.

Singer and songwriter Laura Saggers' career in music was fate. Despite instructors and other prominent figures advising her otherwise, she found her path inching closer and closer to the bright lights of Los Angeles, where she now resides. Following her lengthy education at the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music and a short run at the Academy of Contemporary Music (where she ended her English degree in favor of a vocal diploma), she took to the air to jumpstart her music. She then accepted several notable industry internships, including at Oasis Management and Nickelback's record label, and soon, things were put into unstoppable motion. When love struck her by surprise, she penned the plucky and cheeky new song "Summer Fling"--a folk-influenced mid-tempo song which premieres exclusively today.

"Ah. Summer fling. Sigh. What a super fun time that was. This is probably one of the rawest most honest songs I've written. It's fun, quirky and written completely in the moment. The whole story is true , I credit the young gentleman in this story that left me with the fondest of memories and reminded me what it was like to get swept away in the most romantic of love affairs I've ever had," Saggers shares with Popdust about the song. "Up until then I was convinced things like this only happened in Disney movies but it was ridiculously magical and I'll always be so grateful for the memories I hope whatever he is up to these days that he is the happiest he could possibly be."

"Summer Fling" samples Saggers' forthcoming new studio album, Chasing Dreams (tentatively expected later this year). The record sees the newcomer chronicling the highs and lows of her independent career, from tough life choices ("Surrender") and reflecting on how crucial family and friends are ("Sun and Moon") to unleashing her inner "Warrior." Other expected cuts include "Move On," "All I Got" and "LA Dream." The album is produced by Greg Johnson.

"I had the main structure and lyrics [of 'Summer Fling'] written out which is co-written with my buddy Bill Deliah. I laid down the quirky piano riff and vocals and we soon realized it needed a little pizzaz. So the great and mighty Simon Petty was brought in on guitar and just brought the whole song to life," Saggers' told Vents magazine about the songwriting of the new single. "The album is mastered by my buddy Adam Scrivner from Pinewood Studios in England and overall this is one of my fav[orite] tracks on the album."

Saggers' backstory is a rather intriguing one. She has also worked extensively with famous lounge singer Jimmy Hopper and a Gretchen Bonaduce cover band at Universal Studios.

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