Surfaces (band)

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Surfaces
OriginCollege Station, Texas, United States
Genres
Years active2017–present
LabelsSurfaces, LLC / 10K Projects, Caroline Records
Members
  • Forrest Frank
  • Colin Padalecki
Websitewww.surfacesmusic.com

Surfaces is an American music group based from College Station, Texas. It currently consists of vocalists/guitarists Forrest Frank and Colin Padalecki. Their music is a blend of jazz, soul, pop, hip hop, reggae, and calypso. They have released four studio albums. Their first independent studio album, Surf, was released in 2017.

History[edit]

Surfaces was formed in 2017. Colin Padalecki began creating music in high school with his cousin and singer Alexa Padalecki. Colin began to upload his music online while attending Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.[1] Forrest Frank, a recent Baylor University graduate from Texas, reached out to Colin after hearing his music and invited him to record music at his houseboat. They released their first album together under the moniker Surfaces in December 2017, entitled Surf.[2] The album's third track, 24 / 7 / 365, has over 70 million streams on Spotify.[3] After the release of Surf, Forrest Frank released a project with producer Biskwiq under the alias Forrest in July 2018. Notable tracks from the project include "Your Soul" and "Why Not Me", which have each amassed over 20 million combined streams on Spotify.

In January 2019, the band released their second album, Where the Light Is, under the labels Caroline Records and TenThousand Projects. The seventh track from the album, "Sunday Best", became a top 40 hit in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as the top 100 in Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland. The song has amassed over 730 million streams on Spotify as of December 2021 and is believed to have gained its popularity from video-sharing app TikTok. It was released to radio in March 2020.[4] A music video for the track was released on YouTube on July 10, 2019.

Their third album, Horizons, was released on February 28, 2020. The music duo released numerous singles as well, which included "Keep It Gold", "Good Day", "Bloom", and "Lazy", all of which were included as tracks in Horizons. In 2019, they also released two independent singles: "Palm Trees", and "Take Some Time", which were not featured on any album. Other singles include "Be Alright" and "Falling", which were both released in 2017. The single "Low" was released in 2018.[5] Surfaces made their debut on late-night television on March 2, 2020, performing "Sunday Best" on Late Night with Seth Meyers.[6] In June 2020, the band released "Learn to Fly", a single in collaboration with singer Elton John, produced and recorded online, during the COVID-19 pandemic. By June 12, 2020, "Sunday Best" charted at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100; the single peaked at No. 19 a week later.[7]


Their fourth album, Pacifico, was released on June 25, 2021. It features the single "Wave of You". The Deluxe version also includes the single "Sheesh!" with Tai Verdes.


Their fifth album, Hidden Youth, will release on August 26, 2022.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[8]
FRA
[9]
NL
[10]
Surf
Where the Light Is
  • Released: January 6, 2019
  • Label: Caroline, TenThousand Projects
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming, vinyl
104 108 30
Horizons
  • Released: February 28, 2020
  • Label: Caroline, TenThousand Projects
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Pacifico
  • Released: June 25, 2021
  • Label: Caroline, TenThousand Projects
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
141
Hidden Youth
  • Released: August 26, 2022
  • Label: Caroline, TenThousand Projects
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
-
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[11]
AUS
[12]
DEN
[13]
FRA
[9]
IRE
[14]
NL
[10]
NZ
[15]
SWE
[16]
SWI
[17]
UK
[18]
"Be Alright" 2017 Surf
"Falling"
"Low" 2018 Non-album single
"Shine on Top" Where the Light Is
"Heaven Falls / Fall on Me"
"Sunday Best" 2019
"Palm Trees" Non-album singles
"Take Some Time"
"Keep It Gold" Horizons
"Good Day"
"Bloom"
"Lazy" 2020
"Sunday Best"
(re-release)
19 10 19 29 19 35 9 33 23 36 Where the Light Is
"Learn to Fly"
(with Elton John)
[A] The Lockdown Sessions
"Sail Away" Non-album singles
"Wave of You" 2021 [B] Pacifico
"Next Thing (Loverboy)"
"So Far Away"
"Sheesh!"
(with Tai Verdes)[22]
[C] Pacifico (Deluxe)
"I Can't Help But Feel" 2022 Hidden Youth
"What's Been On Your Mind?"
"Rooftops"

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Surf"
(Acoustic Sessions)
2018 Non-album single

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Learn to Fly" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 14 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[20]
  2. ^ "Wave of You" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 29 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[21]
  3. ^ "Sheesh!" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 30 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Surfaces". www.allmusic.com. 2020-05-03. Retrieved 2020-05-10.
  2. ^ "Surfaces - Surf Lyrics and Tracklist". www.genius.com. 2017-12-03. Retrieved 2020-05-02.
  3. ^ "Surfaces on Spotify". spotify.com. 2020-08-24. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  4. ^ Eggertsen, Chris (February 19, 2020). "Flighthouse and Republic Records Partner on New TikTok Series 'Certified Superfan'". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  5. ^ "Surfaces". Spotify.
  6. ^ Cantor, Brian (March 3, 2020). "Surfaces Perform "Sunday Best" On "Late Night With Seth Meyers"". Headline Planet. Retrieved May 2, 2020.
  7. ^ "Surfaces & Elton John's 'Learn To Fly': Listen". www.billboard.com. 2020-06-12. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  8. ^ "Surfaces Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Discographie Surfaces". lescharts.com. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Discografie Surfaces". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  11. ^ "Surfaces Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  12. ^ "Discography Surfaces". australian-charts.com. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  13. ^ "Discography Surfaces". danishcharts.dk. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  14. ^ "Discography Surfaces". irish-charts.com. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  15. ^ "Discography Surfaces". charts.nz. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  16. ^ "Discography Surfaces". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  17. ^ "Discographie Surfaces". hitparade.ch. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  18. ^ "SURFACES | full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  19. ^ "British certifications – Surfaces". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved December 25, 2021. Type Surfaces in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  20. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. June 22, 2020. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  21. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. April 19, 2021. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  22. ^ "Sheesh! – Single by Surfaces & Tai Verdes". Apple Music. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  23. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. August 30, 2021. Retrieved August 28, 2021.