Thunderstorm Artis Premieres “Surprise”

Portland-based, Oahu-bred, singer-songwriter Thunderstorm Artis has released a new single, “Surprise”.“Growing up, the Hawaii native watched as the people around him entered relationships for the wrong reasons, often resulting in a whole bunch of heartbreak. And through the years, Artis had begun to consider the idea of love as just a big waste of time.” “I didn’t feel the need to open myself up emotionally to someone because I was so afraid of being hurt,”he says.

But then, he met his soulmate, and four months later, they were married.”My wife Faith first came into my life right when I had just done my blind audition for The Voice“, he said. “We met randomly at a concert. At the time, I didn’t think that true love really existed. And to my surprise, she came into my life and tore down a lot of these walls.” “Surprise”, which Artis wrote in Nashville with Gabe Simon and Elsa Curran, was inspired by their “crazy, insane” love story.

Artis, the second runner-up on season 18 of The Voice, is known for making music that strengthens the heart and awakens the soul. “Surprise” follows the release of “Stronger,” a powerful track featured prominently in a recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy. In the last year, he’s toured with Jack Johnson, Train, and Jewel, and was recently added to the BottleRock 2023 lineup.