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Century Surfers Presents ‘The Storm’

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Century Surfers Presents ‘The Storm’

Submitted to Record World Magazine

Century Surfers is an exciting brand new rock project out of Toronto featuring vocalist Roddy Colmer and guitarist Jamie Gutfreund. 

 

After forming a fast friendship and bonding over their love of 90s rock artists such as Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden, Colmer and Gutfreund started to write songs together.  

What initially started as a collaboration for Colmer’s upcoming solo record “Afterglow”, quickly spiraled into a different direction, pushing Colmer and Gutfreund to revisit the sounds of the 90s, with a modern approach, using current production techniques. 

After a musically inspiring trip to Nashville, Gutfreund worked on a guitar riff that Colmer would later add his melodic muscles to and compose what would later become their debut single “The Storm”. 

In order to bring “The Storm” to life, Century Surfers teamed up with veteran producer and current bass player for the multi platinum selling progressive rock group Saga, Dusty Chesterfield. Wearing their 90s grunge influences on their sleeves, “The Storm” has a darkly melodic verse, leading into a crushing chorus reminiscent of peak Stone Temple Pilots.  

Prior to Century Surfers, Colmer spent 10 years as the lead singer and songwriter in the successful rock/reggae band Rebel Emergency, and after that released 2 albums with Electro-Rock band Most Non Heinous. He has most recently pursued a solo career, with his latest album “Afterglow” reaching #2 on the Canadian singer/songwriter charts. 

Whether he’s hosting the #1 breakfast news program in Canada, or reporting breaking news from the CP24 anchor desk or on the streets of Toronto, Jamie Gutfreund has become of one of the most recognizable faces in Canadian television news. But don’t let the suit and tie fool you, when he’s not on tv he’s been moonlighting playing guitar in various bands, and rocking stages across the Toronto music scene for well over a decade.  

With the release of “The Storm” in September 2019, Century Surfers are poised to make their mark on the Canadian and global rock scene.

The Storm - Lyrics

Can't believe that you had to leave

Just turned around and you were gone

What a bitch of a magic trick

Your unexplained phenomenon

Broken hearts and broken plans

Maybe I'm not made to understand 

Love and war tear you apart  

Yeah if you don't protect your heart

I counted roses but you counted thorns

I opened windows but you closed the doors

I calmed the ocean but you brought the storm

I bought the ocean you sold me the storm

You were the breeze moving through my leaves

But then you turned into a storm

Led the way into the light

Then blacked me out like chloroform

And in my mind I can picture times 

When you showed me how to feel alive

What a bitch of a magic trick

Got lost in your illusions

I counted roses but you counted thorns

I opened windows but you closed the doors

I calmed the ocean but you brought the storm

I bought the ocean you sold me the storm

You'll never find a way out

Can't believe that you had to leave

Just turned around and you were gone

Your unexplained phenomenon

Your unexplained phenomenon

I counted roses but you counted thorns

I opened windows but you closed the doors

I calmed the ocean but you brought the storm

I bought the ocean you sold me the storm

I was the ocean but you were the storm

Watch ‘The Storm’ here:

https://youtu.be/RVZ2DU8x8sc

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