Today Seeva’s EP We Need To Talk – Chapter I was finally released. We had a chance to have a sneak peek listen to the anticipated EP ahead of time and here are our thoughts.
Here at Indie Top 39, we have had the pleasure of knowing about Seeva and his music quite early on. While essential having a trial run at singing/songwriting under his birth name Tarun, his musical career truly began under the alias of Seeva. The first widespread release under said alias was a wonderful collaboration with London-born singer/songwriter La Lune with the single ‘Heartstop’ released around Valentine’s day of 2019.
We would then be treated to another two releases from Seeva in 2019, with the singles “Dripdrip” and “Hopscotch”. Both of these tracks were incredibly enjoyable, and really gave us a vivid flavour of Seeva’s enchanting pop melodies and excellent production choice. However, the latter of these tracks would be the first to tease something greater; a new EP under the name of We Need To Talk.
The teasing for this new EP would not just stop with “Hopscotch” however, and as 2020 came rolling in, we would then be treated to the second teaser track, titled ‘Clouds’. This atmospheric anthem was so enjoyable in our minds, that it stormed our chart spending one week as number one.
It was roughly before the time of the release of this song, that the EP in full would be announced publicly. We managed to have a little pre-listen before the release of We Need To Talk, and we can officially confirm that it is sounding marvellous.
This EP has a fitting list of 5 tracks in total, with the first being an extensive intro. Despite being named as such, however, ‘Intro’ genuinely come across as something that could stand as a solid song in itself. It is incredibly clear that a tonne of thought and care was put into making sure that this introduction really set the tone well. It is an immensely intimate and stripped back-vocal performance, in which the effects used on said vocals only amplify their captivation and beauty.
What follows this excellent intro is, in fact, the two aforementioned teaser tracks. But going into a bit more detail on then,
‘Clouds’ has such amazing chemistry in its composition, with its steady beat and incredibly ambient vocals and electronic instrumental sounds.JOE BOOTHBY » INDIE TOP 39
The beat on ‘Hopscotch’ is phenomenally catchy and certainly uplifting as well. Both of these two tracks really give off a warm and summer-like vibe, and we simply cannot wait to continue listening to them when the warmer days arrive.
After this, we have two entirely new songs to dig into. Track number four, ‘Breathing’ has a brilliantly minimal production; one that we have a very strong feeling towards it only growing on listeners with each and every listen. It’s quite nocturnal and almost lullaby-like in its atmosphere. ‘Breathing’ is a highly wholesome track.
This awesome EP concludes with the three-minute tune named ‘Closer’. We absolutely love the catchy electronic beat in the verses, as well as the amazing depth in each of the choruses, with gorgeous vocals to boot.
At this point, it is difficult to pick a favourite track from this EP. Both familiar and all-new songs have their own unique and incredible quality. And that is possibly the strongest sign that Seeva has really knocked it out of the park with We Need To Talk. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again; Seeva genuinely never ceases to amaze us with the constant increase in quality when putting out music. Just when we think that Seeva has put out a tune that we believe will go down as the unrivalled best, another comes along and matches, or even bests its greatness.
We Need To Talk – Chapter I is proof enough to us that Seeva is a star in the making. With enough talent and enjoyability behind an EP such as this one, it should come as no surprise that we are both incredibly proud of what Seeva has achieved, and incredibly excited to see where this takes him next.