This time around, Beyond The Stage got the chance to chat with songwriters and producers Seaforth. We talked about their music, their journey and what message they want to get across to their fans. Read on for more,
Beyond The Stage: How did you get started in music and production?
Seaforth: We both grew up very musical and very hands-on. Production has always been a passion of both of ours, particularly Tom’s. And even from our first project working with Dann Huff, we were super hands-on with production. Many of the production elements on the Love That EP stemmed from our pre-production, and Dann essentially came in and helped elevate the whole thing. It’s very rewarding to produce your own stuff, you have complete creative control over it, and I think, in turn, helps with making it super unique.
Who are some of your musical influences?
Seaforth: Growing up in Australia, we were around a lot of different styles of music. Our dads particularly were into classic rock kind of stuff (AC/DC, Deep Purple, Toto) and bands like Fleetwood Mac, Hall & Oates, etc. Terrestrial radio, where we’re from, is very much pop centered, so our influence stems a lot from that too, we always played instruments and wrote songs, but it wasn’t until discovering country music by way of Keith Urban that it clicked to both of us that country music was the perfect summary of all our influences in one.
What was the inspiration for your single, “Breakups”?
Seaforth: The song actually stemmed from a breakup of a long-distance relationship and how hard it is to completely cut someone off from your life, even after good & bad times, that person held a lot of weight in your life, and moving on from that can be very difficult no matter how hard you try. We wanted the storyline of the video to represent that struggle.
Watch the video for “Breakups” by Seaforth on YouTube below.
How did the songwriting process unfold for “Breakups?” What was it like collaborating with Cameron and Liz on the song?
Seaforth: Liz and Cameron are both so gifted. We had written with both of them a few times prior to writing breakups, so when we got in the room that day, we started one idea and we all felt like it wasn’t great, and Liz literally looked at tom and was like “tom how’s your girl back in Australia doing” and one thing led to another and breakups were written. It was very therapeutic for both of us for different reasons.
Listen to “Breakups (Acoustic)” by Seaforth on Spotify below.
What is the most important thing you want fans to know about Seaforth?
Seaforth: We just want people to feel a connection to us, obviously through our music but hopefully through our personality as well. We’re best mates since childhood. We have a laugh and a lot of fun together, so we definitely want that lightheartedness and energy to come across in our music, and in our branding, and just overall outlook. We couldn’t be more committed to this project, we work every day on this. We’re producing our own music these days too. We have a laugh and want people to connect with our personality but also know that we couldn’t be more serious or passionate about the actual craft/detail/sound/feeling of our music.