Seafret - 'Monsters'
Seafret are back with a dark, atmospheric new single, 'Monsters' which symbolises a welcome change in the band's direction.
Seafret is a music duo from Bridlington, consisting of Jack Sedman and Harry Draper- but it is also so much more. Having toured with the likes of Hozier, James Bay and Kodaline, in addition to their own headline tours, they have amassed a huge following with their emotionally driven sound, and racked up an impressive 58 million views on YouTube on their music video for single 'oceans', starring Maisie Williams. Known for their beautiful harmonies and catchy choruses, Seafret are brilliant, on record and live.
'Monsters', the title track and second single from their soon-to-be-released EP, has been eagerly anticipated by fans for a while now. Having first heard it myself at their concert at Bush Hall in May last year, it has been bouncing around their setlists for over a year, and the studio version does not disappoint. It offers a much darker sound than their previously released songs, relying more on the dynamics between the menacing beat of the drums and the haunting lyrics sung by Sedman than his distinctive vocals which, although present, verge almost on the hysterical, further lending credence to his accusation that, 'everybody's scared of something'.
That's not to say that his voice is somehow muted- indeed, his voice is as powerful as ever. Rather, it is used for a different effect; it carries across the passion of the song and enables the song to retain the power and pathos typical of Seafret whilst allowing them to change their typical style of music, perfect for a song such as 'Monsters'. Seafret themselves admitted that 'Monsters' is 'darker' compared to previous music, and was chosen to showcase the different types of music being explored for their second album.
'Monsters,' along with previous single 'Can't Look Away', signals the end of a two year hiatus and symbolises a new Seafret- a darker and more mature duo, and a band which I could not be more excited about.'
Words of James O'Sullivan