Paving the way for their upcoming full-length album out in 2018 on Funzalo Records, Static and Surrender has joined forces with Blurt Magazine to give a sneak peek of what’s to come in the form of a single song release and new video for the song “If Only We Could Sleep.” The song is brought to life in a 360-degree VR format, while the song showcases the bands depth and dynamics.
“Lyrically, I wrote that song when I was struggling with insomnia,” recalls frontman Jeff Campbell. “It was around the time of the election, and there was a lot of negativity popping up. The climate brought out the worst in people. That negativity drives some of us so crazy we can’t sleep. The video reflects the nightmare.”
San Francisco alternative rock upstarts Static and Surrender are Jeff Campbell [lead vocals, guitar], Adam Schuman [guitar, vocals], John Schuman [drums], and Lauren Stockner (bass).
Brothers John and Adam had already established themselves as popular Bay Area players, with The Trophy Fire, a unit that garnered critical acclaim. Within that same scene, Jeff earned recognition by receiving national songwriting awards, he shared the stage with artists such as John Mayer, and fronted Pine and Battery, among others. One night, a chance encounter between Jeff and Adam paved the way for what would become Static and Surrender. “I ran into Adam” recalls Jeff. “We started talking about the static and stagnation we’d both been feeling about our careers, and how we’d both sort of surrendered to it. A day later, he sent me a bunch of demos. As soon as I heard them, it just felt right.”
With a debut album in the works today Funzalo Records releases the single for the song “If Only I could Sleep.”