Indian Summer is a great album because it manages to hit so many different notes. There’s songs about just having a good time (“Give Me That Summer” (admittedly one of the weaker tracks on the album)), reflection on first loves (“Indian Summer”), heartbreak (“This Is Where My Heart Breaks”), and love (“Only Ones Left in the World”).
The album wasn’t without its flaws. I mentioned “Give Me That Summer” as a weak point (it almost feels like something Luke Bryan would do on one of his spring break EPs). But that’s really the worst song on the album. Beyond that, there’s very little to complain about.
Hilton’s albums in the past have been far from perfect. In fact, his early albums were hit and miss in terms of quality. They lacked real consistency, and sometimes seemed to play too much to conventional pop. Forget the Storm changed that, and Indian Summer proved that that album wasn’t a fluke. A true talent has developed.
“This Is Where My Heart Breaks”
“Just Might Be Tonight”
“One More Song”