For late-night drives with friends and screaming songs, Jeremy Zucker is the way to go. The newest release from Jeremy Zucker titled “18” will hit all the right tones and feels.
Co-written and co-produced by Zucker’s friends and frequent collaborators Quinn XCII and ayokay, “18” details the thrills of a high school student dating an 18-year-old college girl and all the feverish excitement that follows. The short-and-sweet track is a nostalgic nod to its early-2000s predecessors, with driving guitar and drums reminiscent of Fountains of Wayne and Bowling for Soup.
It’s a musical evolution for Zucker, whose past hits and recent collaborative EP are crooning and muted, driven by acoustic guitar and gentle piano. Zucker takes a more upbeat turn with “18,” as his unquestionable talent for storytelling remains unchanged.
Lyrically and musically, the song taps into the quintessential rush of young love, serving as a testament to the bittersweet mix of disbelief and exhilaration of snagging someone who is seemingly out of your league.
The track also features a compelling music video.