Sun News Network (commonly shortened to Sun News) was a Canadian English language Category C news channel owned by Québecor Média through a partnership between two of its subsidiaries, TVA Group (which maintained 51% majority ownership of the company) and Sun Media Corporation (which held the remaining 49% interest).

Sun News was known for its provocative content, right-wing viewpoints, and frequent controversies, but was plagued primarily by poor viewership: the network reported an average of 8,000 viewers, which was significantly lower than its competitors, CBC News Network and CTV News Channel.

Following failed attempts to sell the network to Zoomer Media (a company owned by veteran Canadian television executive Moses Znaimer) and Leonard Asper, Sun News Network abruptly signed off at February 13, 2015 at a.m. From the start of its licensing attempts for Sun News, Quebecor intended for the network to replace the company's existing licence for general entertainment independent station CKXT-TV (branded as "Sun TV"), which was available at the time over-the-air in Toronto and through relayed through rebroadcasters in Hamilton, London and Ottawa.

In its initial submission to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in the spring of 2010, Quebecor requested that Sun News be awarded a Category 1 digital specialty channel licence that would have reverted to Category 2 status after three years.

Thematically, the song is about a man who plans to participate in various recreational activities, including flip cup, sexual intercourse, and substance intoxication of cannabis. The song received mixed to negative reviews from several critics.

Country Weekly describes the song as "reggae-indebted" and said that "While it retains the party friendly vibe of much of FGL’s work, the loose, stripped-down production is a bit of a departure for the duo". We just try to be very transparent in the way we write and the way we live. Hannah Smith for Vinyl Mag says "this song [is] incredibly catchy in the worst way.

The group members told the magazine that “It still kinda bumps and it’s still got a cool guitar line and it’s got the whistles going and it’s still groovy. There’s nothing wrong with party songs, but there comes a time when an artist needs to evaluate the direction their career is heading.

whatever ‘Sun Daze’ is for that person—staying home, making a drink, playing basketball, whatever it may be.” In an article for The Washington Post, Emily Yahr cited the presence of the term "getting laid" and the double entendre lyric "I'll sit you up on a kitchen sink / Stick a pink umbrella in your drink" as examples of increasingly prominent sexual content in country music in the 2010s.

No one wants to hear middle-aged people singing about getting laid and stoned, which this song addresses multiple times." Jen Swirsky of Country Music Chat gave the song a more positive review, writing "Love it or hate it, 'Sun Daze' is witty.

Perhaps witty on subjects that may still be a little too liberal for country music, but witty nonetheless." Country Weekly reviewer Tammy Ragusa was more moderate, praising the reggae influences of the instrumentation while criticizing the lyrical content.