Canadian alt. pop/rockers Century Surfers — aka The Howard Stern Show comedy contributor / 10-year multi-band scene staple Roddy Colmer and popular news anchor-turned-music man Jamie Gutfreund — have released their newest single and video, “Stars” — available now!
“The song started out like many of our songs do: a voice note of a guitar riff,” Colmer says of “Stars.”
“I had this dirty guitar riff kicking around for a while, but couldn’t seem to find where to go next, Gutfreund adds. “Then one day, I could hear the song mapping itself out in my head. I quickly grabbed the guitar and worked out the parts.
“This was one of those ‘it was written in 10 minutes’ moments, which rarely happens for me.”
“The riff for this was raw, yet funky, and I wanted the melody to float on the riff to smooth it out a bit,” Colmer continues. “The lyrics are meant to capture how we are all perfectly imperfect, and I think the music really lifts and supports the message on this.”
To that end, the track lands with lines like:
Angels full of scars, Darkness full of stars
This is who we are, It’s who we are
I asked somebody once, ‘What does life really mean?’
They told me to ‘try to die with memories, not dreams…’
And serves as a stand-out sophomore stake in the ground following the pair’s debut, equally take-notice release, “The Storm.”
Take notice, people did.
With features on SiriusXM’s The Breakdown, AM 640, CIUT’s The Bill King Show, Ted Woloshyn’s Newstalk 1010, Toronto Mike, The Gate, Canadian Beats, Cashbox Canada, Tinnitist, and more, September 2019’s “The Storm” hit #41 on the iTunes Canada Alternative charts and hit airplay on Y108 Hamilton, 94.9 Oshawa, X92 Calgary, Rebel 101 Ottawa, Live 88.5 Ottawa.
“The Storm” and “Stars” lay foundation to Century Surfers’ forthcoming debut EP, set for release in Summer 2020.