“Summer Serenade” comes totally out of left field when listening to this album from start to finish; considering how the mood of the album starts one would expect that this track would be totally out of place. Curiously enough it has the effect of being a perfect antidote to the previous tracks. This song is the standout track of the album and puts Ivan’s music into a league of its own. It begins with a sublime melody played on a flute backed up with some folk/country strumming on an acoustic guitar. The cello’s swirling crescendo sets up the backdrop to the mood of reflective melancholy. There are influences from artists such as Simon and Garfunkel, The Mamas and Papas, The Seekers and the melody on the cello has a similarity to the Black Sorrows. The lyrics stand in contrast to the previous tracks which adds a depth that shows a very different side to Ivan’s songwriting. This track is a rare gem amongst the attitude-riddled world of modern contemporary rock, to put this type of track on this type of album is gutsy to say the least, one can only stand back and marvel in admiration of such a bold move.