San Francisco weather is warming up this week, just in time for Sam Johnson‘s breezy new beach-inspired pop song, “Palm Trees.” This dreamy, upbeat tune is the first of many singles that Sam plans to debut over the next several months with San Francisco label, Text Me Records. His Southern California roots, permeated by influences of Sublime and No Doubt, float out of each note in “Palm Trees,” creating an apropos backdrop to summer’s impending heat and whimsy.

Sam went from performing on the street in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf to maintaining a residency at the Ritz Carlton, where his serene voice and acoustic guitar melodies currently fill up the lounge three nights a week. He also recently joined Andy Grammer for the West Coast portion of his “Honey I’m Good Tour,” and is penning music for the UFC. You may have heard his song “All The Lovin” on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and “Slow Down” on NBC’s The Player in 2015. Add “Palm Trees” to your 2018 beach barbecue and impromptu road trip playlists.