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, 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”) and Condé Nast Traveler’s “The Ultimate Road Trip” playlists. 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.