- 10 Aug 21
Sea Girls' second full-length LP, 'Homesick', is due to land on January 14, 2022.
English indie-rockers Sea Girls have kicked off their sophomore album campaign with the release of anthemic new track 'Sick'.
The indie-pop four-piece released their first album, Open Up Your Head, last summer - earning Sea Girls a top-three charting debut. Despite the pandemic halting the outfit from performing tracks in record stores, not to mention touring, news of their second full-length offering has arrived - produced by Jacknife Lee.
Sea Girls were on the cusp of kickstarting their debut album trail with Europe tour dates, festival slots and a headline show at Brixton Academy booked in. That all got put on pause thanks to coronavirus, and new single ‘Sick’ sees frontman Henry Camomile kick out at his frustrations from that torturous period.
Instead of realising his dreams, Camomile returned home to his parents' home in Lincolnshire. His experience of that time in lockdown fuels the angst-filled new single.
“'Sick' is me listing things I’m pissed off with and feeling sorry for myself, it’s a growing up song where I realise I’m no longer a young child,” the frontman explains.
“It’s me in my bedroom at home ranting with my thoughts and going down the hole of being pissed. I am sick of everything – from things I used to love through to things that feel vacuous, like consuming and buying. All these emotions are piling up and it’s me just asking for a reset, a childish solution.
“It was a turning point in the writing for this album where the songs became about worrying for other people and how they were feeling," Camomile adds. "The pivot where I started writing clearly with a bigger perspective. I literally feel myself growing up throughout this song.”
Sonically, it’s more fierce than material from their debut. The band’s infectious ear for sing-a-long indie gems remains, and so does the unrestrained lyrical honesty.
The band’s breakthrough debut album Open Your Head tackled weighty themes of mental health, drug use and regret. The follow-up Homesick, coming in January 2022, addresses similarly stark ideas. “I thought a lot about mortality and dying – what it means to be alive and how lucky we are,” said the frontman. “All the songs came after the pandemic started, so thematically it intensified things.
“The whole environment felt way more intense. We missed quite a significant moment in our lives because we should have been out playing all of our first album shows.”
Fans of the band will get to hear the first material from their forthcoming album live this August when they take to the main stage at Reading & Leeds Festival, four spots from topping the bill underneath Catfish And The Bottlemen, Sam Fender and Aitch.
Sea Girls relay emotions that are unfortunately too relatable for many of us, take a listen below:
Pre-order Homesick here
‘SOMEONE’S DAUGHTER SOMEONE’S SON’
‘SLEEPING WITH YOU’