We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Seasonal’s new music video for their song “Certainty” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming debut EP Bloom, which is scheduled to be self-released on May 19th.
The band commented on the song:
”When making the video for ‘Certainty’, we decided that we wanted to keep it simple and with the same theme that has gone through everything from the album artwork into the band photos. Using Matt singing in the forest mixed in with band performance helped to keep the idea and imagery of isolation and loneliness, which is partly the lyrical content of this track; whilst featuring in it to give the viewers an introduction to our band.”
Bloom Track Listing:
3. These Games
With a line-up completed by guitarists Max O’Neilland Alex Coombes and drummer Alex Tickner, Seasonal formed as trio in 2016, later recruiting Alex on the strength of demos. With the line-up complete they pushed on with writing more material,but agreed that “something was not quite selling us.” Continuing to experiment, a change of tuning and the writing of debut track “Sevens” made for a winning combo and from this process their moniker was plucked: “The name of the band really just came from the change in the attitude and way we approached the project, like a change in the seasons,” summarizes Truseler.
Once happy with their repertoire, 9 months had passed and the band headed into the studio with the intention of recording just one track with Oz Craggs at Hidden Track in Folkestone. However, upon hearing the first mix, they were inspired to dive in, going on to lay down all of the tracks that became Bloom. “Oz is really easy to work with and was completely on the same page about how we wanted to sound and the effort he puts in to making that happen is awesome. We really took our time writing this record and we couldn’t be happier with how it came out,” the band enthuse.
The result is an emotionally weathered offering of heartfelt pop rock, reminiscent of Jimmy Eat World, Deaf Havana and Taking Back Sunday. Noting influences from both the ‘old’ and the ‘new,’ they feel the acts they adore have shaped their sound, but that they offer something different: “Surrey has a really diverse scene with some amazingly talented bands of many different genres. But we don’t feel that many bands around here, or the UK, are doing the same thing as us at the moment; whether they are a bit more low-fi or balls out pop punk. We think our sound can appeal to fans of many different genres, but we are definitely within a scene still, just looking to bring something a bit different.” Now with their first show under their belts, a date supporting Seaway in London,the band are looking to blossom on the road: “It was a great reintroduction to playing live music for all of us, and definitely lit a fire. We are looking forward to getting out and playing these songs to as many people as possible.”