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Former Aer Frontman Carter Reeves Launches New Project Surfer Girl, Gets Political on Debut Single “Hero”

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Today, genre bending singer songwriter, Carter Reeves, debuts the first single of his latest project Surfer Girl. “Hero,” out now via Ineffable Records is a testament to today’s volatile political climate, seamlessly blending laid-back reggae vibes with alt-pop undertones. The product of quarantine and a desire to reinvent, Surfer Girl brings a fresh, new sound to the reggae scene. 

Listen to “Hero” here

The Surfer Girl project is the result of shedding all expectations and insecurities, writing music that comes naturally, without hesitation or overthinking. I’ll admit, I’m coming out swinging with, “Hero” so I really hope it resonates with fans, both old and new. Let’s find some common ground and dance on it.

Carter Reeves is constantly reinventing himself. His music career began in 2012 as one half of the Boston-based pop-rap duo, Aer; which reached commercial success with the release of their debut studio album The Bright Side (#85 on the Billboard 200) and Aer (#26 on the Billboard 200). The next chapter kick started his solo career, yielding honest songwriting, surf chords, and a cauldron of indie, pop, and hip-hop all from his bedroom studio. Now in 2020, he’s leaning heavily into reggae roots with the launch of Surfer Girl. Via reggae veterans Ineffable Records, fans can expect new music in the near future.
More InfoSurfer Girl is wavy. Real wavy. As no stranger to the feel good music scene, Surfer Girl is the latest artist project from the former reggae-pop duo Aer frontman, Carter Reeves. After sharing the stage with the likes of Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Chance the Rapper and Mac Miller, Carter made the long overdue foray back into modern reggae music.
Surfer Girl is a genre bending, pop-leaning beach party, ready to get and keep you moving. Drawing from psychedelic dub influences such as King Tubby, to more mellow artists like Jack Johnson, Surfer Girl has a little sauce for everyone. While the music is completely self produced, and self written, Surfer Girl strives to deliver a sense of community with his music. It’s meant to share with your friends and family, while sipping mezcal or rolling a little bit of whatever you’ve got left at the bottom of the jar.
If you’ve never seen him perform live, prepare yourself for stage shattering energy, and an all around good time. Just like the legends of reggae music, Surfer Girl isn’t afraid of tackling some divisive, personal and introspective issues in his lyrics, with his main focus being to bring us all back together. “Let’s find some common ground, and let’s dance on it.”