Surf Mesa (Powell Aguirre) is no stranger to the impact that timing has on a release. As the stars aligned with his hit single “ily (i love you baby)” back in 2019, to time has come for Aguirre to let listeners in on possibly his next big hit – one that was over a year in the making.
“City Of Love” featuring the seraphic vocals of Selah Sol, is a euphoric, yet comforting tale that ventures deep into the soul. With powerful piano chords, airy pads, and atmospheric vocal chops – Aguirre lifts you up in times of doubt, helping you escape the burdensome memories of the past. The balance of reflective verses with the dance-inducing bassline of the drop allows listeners to relate to the song’s message and passion in any listening setting. After teasing the track at festivals and shows since last year, Aguirre felt it was finally time to set this one loose. Powell said on the release, "My heart has taken its time to sit with this song for a while now. I first heard the vocal from Selah Sol in October of 2021 and I spent that same night in the studio, drawing my imagination to audio. Countless versions and revisions have been made until this one and I could not be more ready to share it with the world!! This song resonates with my life and sonic sound to a T and I hope it resonates with listeners, too."
Having had the pleasure of watching Powell’s meteoric ascent in edm and pop since we first connected in 2019, I genuinely believe this is his strongest single to date. If you haven’t caught a Surf Mesa set yet, he is as vibrant and energetic in his live performances as his discography suggests. To add a perfect visual representation to “City Of Love,” Aguirre linked up with professional downhill skateboarder Cole Trotta to take you on an exhilarating ride for the video. Enjoy below: