Surf Mesa Reveals How Parallel Universe Theory Led to His New Heartbreak Anthem, 'Another Life'

Platinum-selling artist Surf Mesa never fails to stun us with his groundbreaking tracks, but his latest single, "Another Life" transcends dimensions.

The danceable, romantic yet heartbreaking new track featuring FLETCHER and Josh Golden is a unique song about the end of a relationship and dreaming that by traveling through parallel universes, you'd be able to save what was lost. It's definitely a new angle on the classic love story—and we got the chance to ask Surf Mesa all about where it all came from in this interview.

Sweety High: What was the songwriting process behind "Another Life"? How collaborative was the process with FLETCHER and Josh Golden?

Surf Mesa: Josh Golden and I were in the studio obsessing over concept sci-fi movies and TV shows. We then got into talking about really interesting music video ideas that involves this inspiration. "Another Life" came to mind when we were talking about parallel universe theory—how we can use this to go back in time to save a relationship? It's a multi-dimensional love story.


SH: What does the song mean to you? Why did its themes of moving on from loss feel like a story you wanted to tell right now?

SM: Love can make us do crazy things. In the Cristopher Nolan movie Interstellar, they describe love as a fourth dimension—the only thing stronger than time and space. "Another Life" tells us that extreme heights can be taken because of love.

Surf Mesa, Josh Golden and Fletcher in Car

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SH: Sonically, how did you go about translating that idea into music?

SM: Sounds for good feels. Timeless music. Putting beautiful stories into melodies.


SH: What do FLETCHER and Josh Golden uniquely bring to the track?

SM: I've been inspired by both these artists for a while, and I'm so excited to bring "Another Life" into the world with both amazing humans. It's a duet with energy, passion, and a story.

Surf Mesa, Fletcher and Josh Golden at diner

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SH: Do you have a favorite lyric from the track?

SM: "I still got these feelings for you darling, hitting me like waves right in my chest." I find myself thinking about a girl and getting a rush of feelings in my stomach. They call them butterflies—but in the case when you want what you can't have, those stomach feelings can hurt you too.


SH: Is there anything else you'd like to add?

SM: I hope this song inspires people to know just how fragile this one life is. If only we could go to another life to fix these mistakes. There's only one chance and it's passing a day at a time.

Surf Mesa polaroid

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