Surf Mesa shared his new single, “First Time,” a buoyant new summer banger featuring the soulful vocals of London-based singer-songwriter Stevie Appleton. The two artists wrote the song with DonnyBravo and Max Margolis. Listen to “First Time” (with Stevie Appleton), HERE. Appletonhas won widespread acclaim for his collaborations with such artists as Tiësto and John Summit.
“The unfamiliarity of diving into anything can bring with it such a unique feel. With ‘First Time,’ I want this warm sound to resonate with you,” said Surf Mesa. “This record is all about capturing that exhilarating rush you feel when trying something new. The melodies are like a wave of excitement, and the beats are designed to make you move. I've poured my heart into this track, aiming to create a fresh sound that's authentic and mellifluous.”
Surf’s summer tour continues tonight with a show at EBC At Night in Las Vegas. He’ll also be playing numerous festivals including Breakaway (Ohio and Boston) and North Coast in Bridgeview, IL. See below for itinerary. Tickets are available HERE.
“First Time” follows Surf’s “Manzanita,” which earned a spot on Rolling Stone’s “All The Songs You Need To Know This Week’” upon its release in June. Billboard hailed “Manzanita” as a “slinky, sophisticated textural dancefloor vibe that marks some of [Surf’s] best work to date," characterizing the vibe as "If trance and tech-house had a baby in Ibiza.” Popdust declared, “Surf Mesa is the king of summer tracks.”
Surf Mesa – Tour Dates
8/18 Las Vegas, NV EBC At Night
8/19 Portland, OR 45 East
8/25 Columbus, OH Breakaway Music Festival Ohio
8/26 Tampa, FL WTR Pool
9/2 Bridgeview, IL North Coast Music Festival 2023
9/2 Bridgeview, IL North Coast 360 House Set
9/9 Costa Mesa, CA Time Nightclub
9/16 Boston, MA Breakaway Music Festival Boston
9/22 Austin, TX Kingdom
9/23 Charlotte, NC Trio
9/27 Las Vegas, NV EBC At Night