Century Surfers ride a Wave of pop positivity in their uplifting new lyric single and lyric video — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
With lyrics about a world that needs to be saved, catchy melodies and crunchy driving guitar riffs, the Toronto rock duo’s timely third single serves as an unintentional anthem for the current pandemic.
“Our first two singles were hard-hitting rock songs, but with The Wave we were able to tap into some of our pop/rock roots and create something we feel would have a more universal appeal, especially given the lyrical content of the song and the timing of its release,” explains guitarist (and popular CP24 news anchor) Jamie Gutfreund, who formed Century Surfers with former Rebel Emergency and Most Non Heinous frontman Roddy Colmer. “I had this cool progression kicking around that was fun and upbeat, and I knew that it was something that Roddy could get behind and add his lyrical magic to.”
Adds Colmer: “When I started writing this song I was imagining how the world would be different if women were running it. Most countries are male-led so I thought it would make for interesting subject matter. It was before the virus changed things but it felt like the world was already on some sort of tipping point and I had this idea that the whole world basically needed a mother to calm it down. Then the pandemic hit and some of the poor responses by the people in power made the lyrics and ideas hit that much harder.”
The Wave follows Century Surfers’ first singles Stars and The Storm, which reached #41 on the iTunes Alternative Chart and earned features in media across Canada. These singles lay the foundation for an EP which will be released in late 2020.