SURF MESA SHARES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR SOMEWHERE
RIAA Gold-Certified Hit ily (i love you baby) Accumulates Over 820 Million Combined Global Streams And Climbs To Top 10 At Top 40 Radio genre-blending wunderkind [Surf Mesa] has teamed up with Gus Dapperton to deliver yet another song-of-summer contender; Flaunt
View “Somewhere (ft. Gus Dapperton) Official Video Here.
Surf Mesa and Gus Dapperton are enjoying a ride in the country until a car crash sends them on a detour to purgatory in the official video for their single Somewhere. Their spirits are drawn to an isolated house and a mysterious woman played by model/actress Havana Liu who lures them inside. Director Dane Ray (Nathan Bajar, Quiet Luke, Delicate Steve) teams up with director of photography Jesse Bronstein to evoke sleek 80’s thriller films that mirror the track’s pulsating out-of-body essence, using double dolly shots to simulate ghost-like movement. The video, which PAPER premiered earlier today, was shot in the historic town of Stony Point, north of New York City, where centuries ago, the Battle of Stony Point proved to be a turning point in the Revolutionary War.
Combined global streams of Somewhere have surpassed 7 million. In its premiere of the song, Flaunt said, Astralwerks artist Surf Mesa is a fresh talent who’s well on his way to becoming a household name. With his latest offering, Somewhere, the genre-blending wunderkind has teamed up with Gus Dapperton to deliver yet another song-of-summer contender; LADYGUNN observed with a pulsating beat and ebbing and flowing ballads.
Somewhere is perfect for any occasion. CULTR noted, The melding of this duo’s creative minds has generated a warm, melodic vibe that categorizes this single in the feel-good genre. Somewhere is the follow-up to Surf Mesa’s Gold-certified hit ily (i love you baby) ft. Emilee, which has amassed over 820 million combined global streams and climbed to top 10 on the U.S. Top 40 radio chart. Refinery 29 praised the dreamy-pop stylings of ily (i love you baby) and placed the track on its Labor Day Weekend 2020 playlist. The song also found its way onto Rolling Stone’s Music At Home: Staycation. A lullaby best accompanied by the rocking of a hammock [an] earworm of a song.
Surf Mesa talks about ily (i love you baby), Somewhere and collaborating with Marshmello and Halsey on the remix of Be Kind, in this interview with The Knockturnal. Gus Dapperton has surpassed 165 million career streams and sold 25,000 album equivalents of his debut album, Where Polly People Go To Read. His new album, Orca, was released earlier this month on AWAL. He kicked off 2020 by joining BENEE on the global hit “Supalonely,” which has achieved over 400 million Spotify streams in the U.S. alone.
About Surf Mesa:
File under mellifluous; That’s how Los Angeles’ Powell Aguirre likes to think of the music he makes as Surf Mesa. It’s electronic, but full of organic texture. It’s rooted in dance, but sounds best by the light of the full moon. It’s sweet, but also thoughtful. In other words, as Surf puts it, music for good feels. That phrase certainly sums up his biggest hit to date, ily (i love you baby) featuring Emilee, a tropically tinged bop that was born on TikTok, but quickly conquered listening platforms around the world, amassing over 820 million combined streams to date, topping U.S. and Global Viral Charts, and debuting on Top 40 radio. Early press has included Rolling Stone, Billboard, HITS, Idolator, Soundazed and Fresh Music Freaks.
Though he’s only 20, Surf has logged an impressive number of hours honing his craft. He grew up in Sammamish, Washington, outside Seattle, where an older brother hooked him up with FL Studio when Surf was in third grade. The summer after his senior year, Surf broke his leg and was bedridden for months. Unexpectedly, that time stuck at home paid off in the form of an EP, titled bedroom, of course. When the cast came off, he wasted no time moving in with musician friends in Los Angeles.
Then one night scrolling TikTok, he came across Batesville, Arkansas’ Emilee Flood playing an acoustic cover of Frankie Valli’s 1967 hit Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. Captivated by her honeyed voice, Surf dropped the audio into his DAW and, within hours, had posted his remix on SoundCloud. Soon, label reps were blowing up his phone. He signed with Astralwerks.There’s no shortage of collaborations in the works, beginning with Surf’s remix of Marshmello and Halsey’s Be Kind and his new single, Somewhere ft. Gus Dapperton. While the electronic landscape evolves at a dizzying speed, Surf knows what he wants from his own music. He calls it electronic alternative; a style that balances digital textures with piano, guitar, and even acoustic drums, and focuses on songwriting as much as sick beats. It’s catchy. It’s chill. It’s mellifluous.
About Gus Dapperton:
If you’ve struggled with the many tentacles of depression and its ability to pull you under and away from family and friends from your entire world you’ll recognize that sentiment. It’s the opening line of First Aid, the lead song from Gus Dapperton’s new album Orca. Over spare acoustic guitar, miked so close that it sounds nestled in your ear, Gus delivers the line, and if you’ve followed the 23-year-old’s career from the bright and charming early singles and EPs to 2018’s full-length album Where Polly People Go to Read, you’ll recognize that the singer-songwriter-producer has entered new territory here. Since joining AWAL in 2018, Gus has achieved tremendous career growth. He has surpassed 165 million career streams and sold 25,000album equivalents of his debut album, Where Polly People Go To Read. His videos have amassed 30 million views on YouTube. A press darling, he’s had features in Pitchfork, Wonderland, SPIN, i-D, The New York Times, Vogue, Brooklyn Vegan and more. After selling out multiple global tours on the last album campaign, Gus is ready to once again take the world by storm, with his new album, Orca, released earlier this month. Gus kicked off the year by joining artist BENEE on her single “Supalonely,” debuting at #88 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Gus’ first appearance on the chart. It is exploding at DSPs, amassing 188 million streams in the U.S. alone, its growth propelled by a Tik Tok dance challenge, which has seen over 11 million videos created. Hitting the US Top 40 radio, it is quickly becoming a global success, with adds at BBC Radio 1 and Capital Super List (UK), NRJ (France + Norway), Puls and DLF Nova (Germany), Q Music and 3FM (Netherlands), and was the most added track at commercial radio in Australia.
Established in 1993 in New York City, Astralwerks was the brainchild of Caroline Records staffers who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the nascent electronic and ambient scene. Now based at the historic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, Astralwerks has emerged as a modern, artist-first label and the #1 market share leader for dance/electronic music in the U.S. Combining a scalable, independent and global-thinking ethos with the ability to tap into the resources of a major label has enabled Astralwerks to sign such artists as ILLENIUM, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, ZHU and Alesso. As a testament to its pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many others. The label has also released such massive singles as the 5x Platinum Happier by Marshmello + Bastille and FISHER’s Losing It.
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