If you’ve been on TikTok recently, you’ve certainly heard “ily (i love you baby)” by Surf Mesa ft. Emilee. The breakout hit’s audio has been used in more than 760,000 videos and racked up over one million views on the app, and its combined global streams have surpassed 160 million. Today, Surf Mesa released the music video for the track, and it exudes joy and serenity.
The “ily (i love you baby)” video follows Powell Aguirre, the 20-year-old electronic producer behind Surf Mesa, as he takes a vintage Mustang convertible and skateboard to Southern California beaches and byways at sunset.
The young artist’s first charting single is in the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. After topping the Global Viral 50 and the US Viral 50 on Spotify, it’s now in the top 20 of Spotify’s Global Top 50 and climbing, as well as breaking into the top of the Shazam charts at #13. The track appears regularly on Rolling Stone and Billboard’s top trending charts and can be heard on countless playlists worldwide.
Surf Mesa, who was recently on the cover of Spotify’s Pop Rising playlist, has been making bedroom beats since the third grade. He came across Emilee Flood’s popular cover of Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” on her TikTok and remixed it, giving it a dreamy vibe.
Surf Mesa and Emilee will perform together for the very first time at Prom from Home, presented by St. Jude and Zach Sang, this Friday, May 22, at 7:00 PM ET. Watch the livestream, which will feature performances by artists such as Kane Brown, Lewis Capaldi, Lauv, and Bazzi, on YouTube or Twitter. Visit www.stjude.org/prom to see the line-up and learn how to fundraise for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital to earn VIP access.
Including “ily (i love you baby)” on its list of “20 Great Songs To Discover While You’re Quarantined,” Billboard said “In these trying times, who doesn’t want to hear a charming dance reworking of Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You? Producer Surf Mesa has tapped Emilee to lull you into a dreamy sway, her syllables chopped up before re-forming into familiar phrases ‘I love you, baby, and if it’s quite alright…’”
View the “ily (i love you baby)” ft. Emilee Best of TikTok compilation video HERE.
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