Surface’s latest single “Bloom,” brings together some of the duo’s best components to create a song that evokes the feeling of a carefree summer.
“Bloom” is the Texas-based singer/songwriter/producers third single to be released off of their forthcoming album, due out in early 2020. They are currently on their sold-out “Warm Winter” tour, performing their repertoire full of songs that “celebrate summer feelings and a ‘don’t worry, be happy’ attitude.”
The group is made up by Colin Padalecki and Forrest Frank, who met online after hearing each other’s music on SoundCloud. According to a One’s To Watch article, “the two began collaborating through iPhone voice memos while studying at universities 90 miles away from each other.”
Frank’s focus on vocals and production, and Padalecki’s focus on writing and arranging creates Surface’s genre-bending, feel-good sound which can be heard in “Bloom,” along with their message of positivity found throughout their discography.
The swoony vocals are comparable to those of Khalid and Rex Orange County, with lyrics that are reminiscent of “past summer flings,” according to a press release. The bright, techno-sounding production of the single adds to the overall feeling of warm and happy memories.