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Pope longs for "Summer"

Monday, May 16, 2016 – With a number one song behind her, Cassadee Pope is thinking "Summer," as her new four-song EP is coming June 3.

Pope recently hit the top with "Think of You" with Chris Young. On the "Summer" EP, Pope had a hand in writing three of the four songs, including the title track, which will be the single.

Strolling through the Demonbreun Hill neighborhood in Nashville, Pope searched for a lunch spot as images of the forthcoming EP were displayed in the background before the final close-up at Harp & Fiddle.

"I've always had a colorful imagination, and I think this new collection of songs helps show my stories in a more vibrant way," said the West Palm Beach, Fla. native. "I hope fans not only hear more of who I am, but see the confidence and reflection I've experienced since 'Frame by Frame.' I'm more aware and grounded so I hope the overall message from this EP is to be yourself and encouraged in life's journey. Moments feel different as time passes so find beauty in knowing that wherever you are will be different... and so will you."

Songs are:
1. Summer | Written by Cassadee Pope, Kelly Archer, Emily Shackelton
2. Piano | Written by Cassadee Pope, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz
3. Kisses At Airports | Written by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Chase McGill
4. Alien | Written by Cassadee Pope, Ross Copperman, Jon Nite

Corey Crowder produced the EP and co-wrote "Think of You." Young and Pope will continue collaborating on his I'm Comin' Over Tour this fall.

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