Multi-platinum selling duo Surfaces team up with vocalist, producer, and composer Big Wild (Jackson Stell) for their enchanting new track “Awaken (Feel Alive)” – LISTEN HERE. The song began as a dreamy, fan-favorite instrumental from Big Wild’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘Superdream;’ Surfaces was enamored by the track, immediately drawn to the atmospheric production. When connecting in the studio, they kept returning to the idea of reimagining “Awaken.” In turn, Surfaces seemingly effortlessly wrote to the track – adding their sweeping vocals and lyricism to create a completely new, lush narrative in “Awaken (Feel Alive)”.The result: an electrifying collaboration showcasing the best elements of both Surfaces’ and Big Wild’s artistry.
“This collaboration came about in such an organic way and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out,” said Surfaces. “The original is so special on its own without words which made writing to it kind of daunting, but thankfully we got lost in a really special headspace and were able to come up with something that we felt did it justice. If this release does nothing more than put listeners on to the original, that’s a win in our minds.” 360 Magazine is excited to see artists collab with each other as Big Wild and Surfaces come together.
On the collaboration, Big Wild lauds Surfaces for their ability to amplify the track: “Over the last year, ‘Awaken’ has resonated with so many people and I began wanting to push the song further by adding lyrics and vocals. Connecting with Colin and Forrest was serendipitous as they already loved the original. Working with them was so natural and really elevated the song. The entire process was like lightning in a bottle. We’re really excited for everyone to hear it!”
Surfaces most recently released Pacifico (Deluxe), which featured four new tracks from the duo, including “C’est La Vie” featuring Thomas Rhett, and “Sheesh!” featuring Tai Verdes. The duo is currently in the midst of their 21-date “Good 2 Be Back Tour”, which kicked off September 8 in Phoenix, AZ, and will conclude on November 18 in Madison, WI. The tour includes special guests Verzache, Khai dreams, and Public Library Commute. Tickets are available on LiveNation.com.
Pacifico, the duo’s fourth studio album, was released on June 25, 2021, via 10K Projects – listen HERE. The project arrived after the success of their singles, “Wave of You”, “Next Thing (Loverboy)”, and “So Far Away”. “Wave of You” marked the duo’s biggest solo debut of their career and has been met with wide support across all major DSPs, including key playlists. Pacifico was recorded by Forrest Frank and Colin Padalecki at a home studio in Malibu, where they sonically channeled the energy of the beach to create the perfect summer album. Pacifico further established the duo’s unique sound, with Ones To Watch writing, “It’s not every day a pop-rock band comes along and reminds us of Bill withers, Hall & Oates, Beach Boys and Chance the Rapper all in one breath”.
SURFACES: GOOD 2 BE BACK TOUR:
Wed Oct 20 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live^
Thu Oct 21 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues^
Fri Oct 22 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution^
Sun Oct 24 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company^
Wed Oct 27 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works^
Fri Oct 29 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz^
Sat Oct 30 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte^
Wed Nov 03 – Boston, MA – House of Blues^
Fri Nov 05 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom^
Sat Nov 06 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia^
Sun Nov 07 – McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theatre^
Tue Nov 09 – Toronto, ON – To Be Announced^
Fri Nov 12 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues^
Sun Nov 14 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant^
Thu Nov 18 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee^