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Combining Neil Younger’s folks and Land of Speak’s trendy power, Sea Offs’ “For Familiarity’s Sake” superbly captures the poor selections we make to not be alone.
“For Familiarity’s Sake” – Sea Offs


Nothing is as common as loneliness. The options to loneliness nevertheless, are plentiful and private. Some folks throw themselves into friendships, others into work, and others into extra unhealthy endeavors. For Olivia Value — one half of the indie folks duo Sea Offs — staving off loneliness means returning to the identical hometown lover that allow her down so many occasions earlier than.

For Familiarity's Sake - Sea Offs

For Familiarity’s Sake – Sea Offs

Name me whenever you get residence
And whenever you’re alone
I’ve a lot to inform you
A lot you don’t know
We run round in circles
Chasing ambiguity
Arising brief
On who we attempt to be
The place are the solutions
To the issues we have now induced,
Discover a strategy to escape
And convey me alongside
And also you’re not on the lookout for love
In the fitting place

Atwood Journal is proud to be premiering “For Familiarity’s Sake,” the second single from Philadelphia & Brooklyn based mostly Sea Offs’ upcoming EP En Route, out March 27th.

A soul-searching monitor that feels like a mixture of Neil Younger’s folks and Land of Speak’s trendy power, it superbly captures the poor selections we make to not be alone.

“I wrote it after discussing with my roommate on the time how everybody appears to have that one individual from their hometown they hold going again to. I by no means understood (and truthfully nonetheless don’t) if that longing/repeated conduct is because of precise romantic, ‘unspeakable bond’ emotions, or whether it is extra in order that it’s simply one thing to do with somebody acquainted” Value tells Atwood Journal.

Sea Offs © 2020

Sea Offs © 2020

Value soulfully explores this concept of repeatedly choosing the unsuitable individual with all of the vulnerability and ease that folks music permits. Deep diving into the thought of the unsuitable individual nonetheless being interesting—even when you understand it isn’t the fitting match—Value dissects the common worry of being single. “In some methods it’s about discovering consolation in somebody who’s acquainted, however not best for you.”

Rewrite your reminiscences
to good your wrongs
overlook the half the place you denied me
with none pause
And but you’re on the lookout for love
in my face
however it could’t be discovered, in
an anticipated house, so that you
look to your previous
for familiarity’s sake
and it’s this silence we embrace

Musically is the place Value’s accomplice in crime, Rashmit Arora, actually shines. Lush, fascinating sonic soundscapes create a bedrock you may lose your self in. Beginning with a single guitar, layers of reverb and delicate beats are added behind Value’s engaging vocals, making a sound as partaking as Value’s lyrics are illuminating.

By the tip of the track, the 2 are dueting with vocals that are supposed to be collectively — there’s an easiness between the 2 musicians that permeates the texture of the track itself: “I interpret Olivia’s phrases to be about accepting a destiny, settling, and taking the simpler route, regardless of realizing that the highway seemingly results in a lifeless finish” Arora tells Atwood Journal. “In some ways in which has knowledgeable the breezy nature of the instrumentation on this track.

Sea Offs © 2020

Sea Offs © 2020

Whereas 2016’s debut EP Sea The Blind laid the inspiration for his or her sound, En Route sees them good their sound and seize the weak, ethereal sound that fits the duo so properly. “For Familiarity’s Sake” is the embodiment of Sea Offs’ sound.

In a shifting and timeless means, Sea Offs’ will train you that your outdated flame must be extinguished eternally. Stream “For Familiarity’s Sake” solely on Atwood Journal, and keep tuned for the band’s En Route EP, out March 27!

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