SEA WOLF Shares New Track BREAK IT DOWN
From First New Album In Six Years
THROUGH A DARK WOOD
Alternative indie/folk artist Sea Wolf has released new track ‘Break It Down’, lifted from upcoming album Through A Dark Wood which is due for release on 20th March via Dangerbird Records.
Through A Dark Wood is a compelling collection of songs that showcase Sea Wolf leader Alex Brown Church’s ability to gracefully illustrate deep, complicated human emotions. As cathartic as it is triumphant, the new album explores themes surrounding relationships, loss, the magnitude of current events, and ultimately the process of coming out on the other side.
New track ‘Break It Down’ deeply channels these themes of resilience, accompanied by glistening guitar melodies and driving rhythms.
“The working title for ‘Break It Down’ was ‘The Door’, and this theme of doors came up a lot for me during the making of the album”explains Church. “I think it was about transitions or passing from one phase of your life to the next, which I was very much in the middle of doing. In particular, this song is about being kind of stuck in a place due to your own, or someone else’s, restrictive ideas about who you are and what you can be, and finally being fed up enough to push up against those ideas”.
Sea Wolf has garnered a reputation for Church’s poignant delivery and dexterity as a songwriter, first capturing attention with his 2007 breakout track “You’re A Wolf” off the debut full-length, Leaves In The River. After releasing two more studio albums and one stripped-down LP, Church began recording the next Sea Wolf record, but ultimately decided to scrap it. He felt the songs did not reflect the significant life changes he was experiencing, and instead took time away to score an independent feature before returning musically rejuvenated and ready to dig even deeper. Church’s strikingly honest lyrics are wrapped around expansive melodies, with pounding drum machines and a stunning string quartet that push his sound forward and offer an underlying sense of hope throughout. The result is his most personal, introspective album to date and a true breakthrough moment for Sea Wolf.
Keep your eyes peeled for more news in the coming weeks, including UK tour dates which will be soon announced for later in the spring.
BREAK IT DOWN Is Out Today
The New Album THROUGH A DARK WOOD Is Released on 20th March
Via Dangerbird Records