*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Capitol Music Group*
|SURF MESA’S NEW SINGLE, “ANOTHER LIFE” FT. FLETCHER & JOSH GOLDEN, IS OUT TODAY |
Surf To Perform At CRSSD, Life Is Beautiful, Escapade, Firefly & Suwannee Hulaween Festivals
He’s All That (Music From The Netflix Film) Features Surf’s Collaboration With Madison Beer, “Carried Away,” And “ily” (I love you baby) Ft. Emilee
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Today, Astralwerks released Surf Mesa’s new single – “Another Life” featuring acclaimed singer-songwriters FLETCHER and Josh Golden on vocals. Introduced by emotional guitar melodies, the song quickly takes flight. The intimate dancefloor duet imagines a world where the pain of loss has been paved over, permitting love to bloom anew. Listen HERE and view the visualizer HERE.
“I’ve been a fan of FLETCHER since I first heard her record ‘Bitter’ with my friend Kito and Josh Golden is a rising star in the modern alternative space,” says Surf Mesa. “I’m inspired and grateful to have two of my favorite vocalists collaborating with me on this track. Hearing them harmonize gives me the chills.”
Surf Mesa’s first Platinum record – for “ily (i love you baby)” ft. Emilee, which has amassed over 2.5 billion combined global streams – has set the stage for additional firsts: Surf’s debut festival performances and his first soundtrack appearance. In addition to his performance at Splash House last weekend, he’ll play CRSSD, Life Is Beautiful, Escapade, Firefly and Suwannee Hulaween. Tickets are on sale HERE. Surf has three tracks on the forthcoming He’s All That (Music From The Netflix Film), which will be released by Astralwerks on August 27. “Carried Away,” his 2020 collaboration with Madison Beer, is the lead-off track. The collection also includes the Tchami remix of “Carried Away” and “ily (i love you baby).”
Giving fans a glimpse of a “Day In The Life” of Surf Mesa, SPIN noted, “everything this 21-year-old touches turns to warm, glistening, buttery gold…[he] continues to help us reconceive, reimagine and, most importantly, feel the love through his music.” American Songwriter said, “Surf Mesa’s take on dance music is a breath of fresh air” while Dancing Astronaut declared, “Surf Mesa has permanently stamped his name as one to watch in the industry.” EUPHORIA. Magazine observed, “Surf Mesa dominated last year’s summer music game with smash hit ‘ily’ ft Emilee. This summer, he’s back to do it all over again…” Check out LA Weekly’s “Not Another DJ” feature HERE and Surf’s interview with Atwood Magazine HERE.
|Surf Mesa, FLETCHER & Josh Golden |
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About Surf Mesa:
No matter how dark things get, Surf Mesa remains a dreamer. The 21-year-old Seattle songwriter and producer spent much of 2020 honing the escapist energy of the nostalgic electronic ballads he’s been working toward since he got a copy of FL Studio in third grade. He makes “music for good feels,” which has been a breath of fresh air in a tough year. Both of his beloved 2020 singles—“ily (i love you baby)” featuring Emilee and “Somewhere” featuring Gus Dapperton—offer romance and refuge for tired minds, drenched in gossamer synths and fueled by insistent drums. 2021’s “Carried Away” with Madison Beer, is similarly windswept and optimistic, and his newest single, “Another Life” featuring FLETCHER and Josh Golden, is an intimate dancefloor duet whose lyrics imagine a world where pain of loss has been paved over, and love blooms anew. It’s the latest example of Surf’s placid mindset, which is clearly connecting with listeners. “ily” was recently RIAA certified Platinum after over 2.6 billion global streams and over 4 billion TikTok views. The song hit #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic chart and #2 on Top 40 radio, and “Somewhere” is right behind it, landing on Spotify’s hallowed New Music Friday out of the gate and garnering placements on dozens of playlists across platforms since. His whirlwind rise also earned him remixing duty on Marshmello and Halsey’s “Be Kind,” and Shawn Mendes’ “Wonder”—both fitting titles for Surf’s heartwarming music to enter mainstream EDM and pop. By 2020’s end, “ily” placed on Spotify and Amazon’s top songs lists, setting him up for even bigger successes—VEVO has named him a DSCVR Artist To Watch for 2021. And yet, after all this, he continues to make music at home alone, the same way he’s worked since he was a kid holed up in his room making beats between Counter-Strike matches. He has humble aims: to make catchy, chill pop music and give others a way to “feel better about their day.” Listening to Surf, it’s hard not to.
Praised by leading outlets like TIME, NME, V Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview Magazine, GQ, and more, FLETCHER hails from Asbury Park, New Jersey, where she cultivated her passion for music and her unforgettably candid storytelling. After graduating from NYU’s famed Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music, FLETCHER carved out a distinct space for herself in pop music, and in 2019 released her debut EP you ruined new york city for me via Capitol Records. The widely lauded EP features her breakthrough hit “Undrunk,” a track that spent several weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, scored the #1 spot on Spotify’s Viral Chart, emerged as the fastest-rising song at pop radio from a new artist in the past five years, and earned FLETCHER a nomination for iHeartRadio’s Best New Pop Artist. Over the years, FLETCHER has sold out several headline tours and landed impressive slots at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Life is Beautiful, and other major festivals. Released in September 2020, FLETCHER’s EP THE S(EX) TAPES hit No. 1 on iTunes across all genres and drew acclaim from outlets like Teen Vogue, SPIN, PAPER, and many others. An unfiltered look into FLETCHER’s world, the EP is a collection of magnetic and moody pop songs about feeling like you‘ve found your forever person before you find yourself and, as a result, needing to uncover the parts of you that remain unknown. The EP’s lead single “Bitter“ (with Kito) has now surpassed 150 million global streams. FLETCHER’s television performances include “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Today Show” and “Ellen.” An outspoken activist of the #MeToo movement throughout her career, FLETCHER released the 2018 track “I Believe You” in support of sexual assault survivors, garnering over 50 million streams to date. She was also recently nominated for a 2021 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist. FLETCHER’s track “Last Laugh” is available now on the soundtrack to the Academy Award-winning film Promising Young Woman. She recently released her new single “Healing,” a powerful anthem to reflect the times, which finds the acclaimed singer/songwriter reclaiming her inner strength.
About Josh Golden:
From as early as Josh can remember, the question “does the music move you emotionally?” urged him to pick up a pen, paper, and guitar to write his own destiny. Spending every waking moment in the studio, collaborating with his favorite artists, and writing songs about heartbreaks, mental health, and manifesting true love, is what inspires his current body of work. Josh’s new music is intimate, raw, and encompasses the polarity of falling in love with someone who doesn’t love themselves. With his upcoming releases, Josh lets you in on his most vulnerable self in hopes of meaningful connection with his listeners. In this chapter, Josh reinvents the meaning of Rockstar; falling somewhere comfortably between Harry Styles and Post Malone with his edgy pop melodies, sultry lyrics, and genre-bending production. To date, Josh Golden has amassed over 30 million global streams and built up a robust & loyal social following, totaling 1.2 million between TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube. Recently signed to Mike Caren’s label and publishing powerhouse APG, he has since collaborated with marquee artists like Charlie Puth, Selena Gomez, 24kGoldn, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, Tiesto, Illenium, Ava Max, and KYLE.
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 6x Platinum “Happier” by Marshmello + Bastille and FISHER’s “Losing It.”