Freak - Single
Pop-punk has fallen out of fashion in recent years, but that doesn’t seem to have deterred Oakville quintet Seaway one bit. They made the cut for Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need to Know” list just earlier this year, and have amassed an ardent fanbase for their raucous – and occasionally super-soaker fuelled- live shows. Now they’re ready to release their sophomore full-length, Colour Blind, through the (mostly) hardcore label New Damage Records, and have debuted an early single from the set, “Freak” and an accompanying throwback lyric video.
“While recording Colour Blind, we as a band agreed that ‘Freak; should be the first song released to the masses,” vocalist Ryan Locke said in a statement. “It embodies the fun, playful feel that we were going for when writing and recording the album. ‘Freak’ is about being an outcast and a weirdo, but being completely okay with it. The video accompanying the song is archived footage that our friend Miguel Barbosa of YEAH! Films fame shot during our high school years. Back then we would run amok in parties that we snuck into because we were too weird to be invited to. Outcasts of the world, don't be afraid to let your freak flag fly.”
The footage includes lots of skateboarding, eating cereal, crushing PBR cans, and attending the kind of house parties shown in the American Pie series, and the track - hook-driven and as enthusiastic as a bunch of slackers can get – is just the right fit for it.
The band’s sole Canadian date on their fall tour is in Toronto at Hard Luck Bar on October 14.