Surf Mesa and Madison Beer celebrate the euphoria of young love in the new single, “Carried Away,” released today by Astralwerks—just in time for Valentine’s Day. Coming of age and falling in love may look different in quarantine, yet the duo evokes the timeless essence of romance that remains unchanged. After opening simply with Madison’s exquisite, emotive vocals and acoustic guitar, the tender ballad swells as Surf imbues it with rich, ethereal layers. Download / stream “Carried Away” HERE. View the lyric video, created by Katia Temkin (Ariana Grande, Drake), below.
“‘Carried Away’ is about the butterflies in your stomach feeling you get when you meet someone new and fall in love for the very first time,” explains Surf Mesa. “Working with Madison was a dream. I hope this song spreads love during this time when we need it more than ever.”
“When writing songs about love,” says Madison, “I’m often drawn to the ups and downs and heartache that can result from a relationship gone bad. It was refreshing to explore the other side of love for ‘Carried Away,’ the excited nerves you get from meeting someone and falling in love for the first time. I’m so grateful to Surf who made the whole process so fun.”
“Carried Away” follows Surf Mesa’s breakthrough hits “ily (i love you baby)” ft. Emilee and “Somewhere” ft. Gus Dapperton. Recently certified Platinum by the RIAA, “ily (i love you baby)” has amassed nearly two billion combined global streams. Hailed by Rolling Stone as an ”earworm of a song,” it hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart and reached No. 2 on the U.S. Top 40 radio tally. Surf performed both songs in an exclusive live performance for Vevo DSCVR ARTISTS TO WATCH 2021. View HERE.