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London-based Artist Surya’s Latest Single “U ME WE” Is A Delicate, Intense Eargasm

Cynthia Gross

Filmed and edited by a crew of teenagers on a budget of €64, London-based lo-fi hip-hop artist Surya’s latest video promoting his single “U ME WE” reminds listeners that music doesn’t have to be loud to be powerful. With breathy vocals layered over lush loops juxtaposed with introspective lyrics, the song creates an alluring vibe that naturally beckons repeat listens in one setting. “U ME WE” chronicles Surya’s journey growing up in Chennai, moving to the UK, overcoming hardship, and eventually finding himself through music. Surya’s music has already been generating a quiet storm, including features on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist, BBC Introducing, and GUAP.

In what could be his most honest songwriting yet, Surya braces listeners for learning “everything about me,” a frankness he admits he has shied away from in the past. With influences from across both sides of the Atlantic, ranging from Justin Timberlake to A Tribe Called Quest, Surya is part of a new generation of creatives who are committed to writing authentically with purpose for anyone willing to listen. 

Filmed by fellow Young Creators UK artists, Surya’s video closes with an overdubbed sample from a Jay-Z interview, empowering listeners to recognize that you have to believe in yourself before anyone else does. Sounds like a timely call-to-action for U, ME, and everyone else who sometimes struggles to find their way in the solitary spaces between dream and reality. 

Check out Surya’s video here and purchase his single “U ME WE” available on all major platforms.

Cynthia Gross

Maryland-based singer-songwriter Cynthia Gross seeks to inspire an awakening to all we are and all we can become. With a passion for language in all of its forms and more than a decade of experience as a professional ghostwriter, she is a light seeker who understands the power of each individual’s voice to create positive, meaningful change.

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