New York City-based alternative artist COUCHSURF released his new single “Hundreds & Tree” and its eccentric quarantine music video. Telling a personal story that is intriguing to say the least, the single is bouncy and catchy while the video is bound to keep your attention with laughs along the way.
About the track, he stated:
“It was a normal night at the club. Shit got weird when a mysterious woman seduced me and fed me drugs in VIP. I thought I was falling in love. She wouldn’t tell me her name and she eventually disappeared into the night. I never saw her again. I woke up the next morning to jot down what I remembered and didn’t find the notes until a year later. I always knew it was a story I wanted to tell the world and what better medium than my music.”
Andrew Lynn, recording under the name COUCHSURF, is not your everyday artist. From homeless to Harlem (NYC), he has not gone unnoticed. He has traveled the country performing everywhere from private house shows to Vans Warped Tour in 2018 with Survival Kit. He aims to inspire the world with positivity and realistic views on self-growth. Since breaking into the scene, his songwriting has amassed a dedicated following online. The song “Stranger Things” by Survival Kit was co-written by COUCHSURF in 2017 and has garnered over 500,000 streams across multiple streaming platforms. With the release of “Kung Fu” and “Hundreds & Tree” in 2020, he is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Life is weird. I think we all knew that already, but life has been extra weird lately. From venues being required to close leading to no live music to being told to stay home and wear a face mask when we do venture out, everything has been different. If there is one thing we all need right now, it’s to laugh. This video for “Hundreds & Tree” will make you do just that with its quirky and occasionally trippy visuals. You may even find yourself dancing along with Mr. COUCHSURF himself as the fun and bounce of the track allows your mind to slip away into an alternate reality for a few minutes. While overall the lyrics of the song tell about a rather questionable experience at a club, the line “let it be” is repeated several times and, outside of that mysterious interaction, there is something to be said about just letting life come your way and be weird when it’s going to be weird.
COUCHSURF has been gaining well-deserved attention while being featured on Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Pop, New Noise, and Rock This playlists. His new single “Hundreds & Tree” is, in my opinion, his best track and video yet with its catchy chorus, danceable sound, intriguing story, and laughable visuals. Keep an eye on this guy because not only is his talent going to take him places, something tells me you never know what he will come up with next.
Photo Credit: Alexis Yelis Acar