Etta Bond - Surface feat. A2 [Video]
The sultry, soulful croons of Etta Bond are back to grace our ears once again, and this time she’s jumped on a track with south London’s introspective rapper A2. In an ode to those wary beginnings when you’re getting to know someone new, ‘Surface’ expresses Bond’s desire to get to know this mystery love interest beyond their exterior.
The black and white cinematic video directed by Sophie Jones, sets the mood for a concept based on learning the hidden lives of numerous young men - the part of their lives they may choose to conceal from the world, mirroring the song lyrics: “nothing’s really ever as it seems.” Bond sings perched upon the kitchen counter for the duration of the video, goddess-like in her floaty kimono and black lacy bralette, whilst A2 rolls a joint at the kitchen table awaiting his verse.
Instagram supporters of the track, both fans and other established music acts (including the likes of Sinead Harnett and Mahalia), have taken to the ‘gram to post their very own renditions of the Raf Riley produced track. With the use of the hashtag #SurfaceChallenge, which Bond set up to seek out a potential act to remix her song, there has been a mass of uploaded entries from around the world. The melody is so catchy, the song has transferred effortlessly into both spoken word and rap. This is definitely a tune you’ll find yourself singing to all summer long!