The Underground Legend Surf Returns With “Sustaining Injury”

Since releasing his debut mixtape on SoundCloud in 2017, Atlanta’s own Surf’s sound has been progressing rapidly as his following expands. In the summer of this year, he dropped the final layer to a three-project trilogy, titled “Baddest Human”. This Fall, the self proclaimed underground legend returns with another hard-hitting tape. At just over 20 minutes in length, “Sustaining Injury” features 8 dynamic songs. Sonically, this is Surf’s most polished work to date. Content wise, he continues to wear his heart on his sleeve, going into detail about his daily activities while expressing the internal and external issues he’s facing. On the opening song “Mean Face”, he addresses confusion over a lover’s use of an emoji, out of context, to reply to his concerns. He gets poetic on “Love The Way You Lie”, conveying his obsession with deceptive actions in a relationship: “You gon tell me that you’re hurting when you’ll probably never cry / I ain’t trippin’ girl I’m wit it cause I love the way you lie.” The only feature comes from Virginia artist Caal Vo on the third and most fast-paced track, “R.I.P Wock”. Surf co-produced the second to last melody “Shoot From The Logo”, which contains his most stunt-heavy bars delivered over more flows than one can count. The tape closes with the breakup single he dropped earlier this year, “Dealing With You”. Overall, “Sustaining Injury” is a powerful follow up to “Baddest Human” (Summer 2020), providing an elevated auto-tune-heavy alternative trap vibe that is sure to leave a significant impression on first time listeners as well as Surf’s day one supporters.

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