First comes attraction, then comes love, but the most crucial part of a relationship doesn't arrive until months (or years) later in the compromise and adaptation phase. Emerging electro-pop artist Geneva White explores that less-than-glamorous facet of romance in a lyrically raw and sonically dazzling manner in her latest single, "Surface."
Although "Surface" is technically White's second single, the Florida native has had her fair share of experience within various aspects of the music industry. She began by developing her skills as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, which led her to guest sing for electronica band Kan Wakan and open for rock greats like Arctic Monkeys and Royal Blood. After leaving the band, she honed in her songwriting prowess in sessions with legendary producers Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman (Chance The Rapper, J. Cole), Chris Hartz (Childish Gambino, Passion Pit), and more. While many may be happy to settle at this level of collaboration, Geneva went on to perform back-up with Lorde at Coachella 2017, lend her vocals to Low Steppa's house anthem "Can't Lie," and eventually return to focus on number one: her solo releases. Her debut single "Dreamcatcher" was praised by MiLK, Buzzbands, and initiated what's bound to become a dedicated fan base–and "Surface" only furthers that vision.
She shared on the personal meaning behind "Surface,"
"'Surface' is a survival story. Originally inspired by the love story of Chef's Table Hisa Franko’s head chef Ana Ros & her husband, it’s both about the human ability to adapt in extreme, harsh conditions, and two people who struggle to be together when faced with unfathomable circumstances. I related to their story because I too had important relationships suffer due to distance & real life getting in the way & how to overcome that for a shared desire to create."
If you're from New York City, catch Geneva White at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1 on Sept. 4. For everyone else, you can enjoy your first listen of "Surface" below: