Seafarers are a five-piece collective whose open-minded songwriting crosses numerous genres.
Hints of Americana fleck their songwriting, alongside a knowledge of homegrown folk, and a passion for the improvisational qualities of jazz.
Sitting somewhere between Pentangle, Johnny Flynn, and those earlier Gillian Welch records, the band's potent approach has a literate quality.
New album 'Orlando' is incoming, with 'Virgin Soil' exemplifying the group ethos of this skilled five-piece.
“My grandfather was an avid gardener and this song was written across his gentle deterioration at the end of his life”, the band’s founder Matthew Herd explains.
“Everything was turning in on itself and he appeared so infantile and vulnerable. It was like a return to nature. I remember him comparing life to a garden, that death is essential for new growth. The imagery in the song was drawn from his physical appearance over those last days, paired with the raw ugliness and beauty found in nature.”
Gilded acoustic songcraft with an Autumnal feel, 'Virgin Soil' comes equipped with a neat visualiser - we've got first play, so check it out below.
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