Originally known as one half of the duo Aer, singer songwriter Carter Schultz has debuted a new reggae-infused project Surfer Girl. Drawing inspiration from some of his former work, he’s officially dropped a new single “Hero” under the moniker, and we’re excited to premiere it for you! This one comes via Ineffable Records, label arm of Ineffable Music, the company behind artists like Stick Figure and Collie Buddz.
Mixed by Johnny Cosmic of Stick Figure, the single and project alike come from a very personal place for Schultz, although it’s not without those vibes that those of us who cut our teeth on the likes of Slightly Stoopid and Pepper are still wont to chase. “Hero” serves as a bit of a rallying cry, and an homage to the more politically-charged music of reggae legends like Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.
” ‘Hero’ is a raw outlook on the state of our nation. I wrote it from a place of serious frustration during the pandemic, when it became clear that we have no leader. No captain to steer the ship. The Surfer Girl project is my long overdue foray back into reggae; the music that sparked my love for creation and the exploration of sound. Can’t wait to share the entire EP with everyone! It’s got summer grooves, love songs and a touch of some light psychedelic dub.”
Despite the serious nature of the single, this project marks a welcome return to his roots for all of us. Stream the music below. Enjoy!