Hailing from the small town of Bridlington, Seafret (Jack Sedman and Harry Draper) dropped their debut EP Give Me Something on September 21st via Sweet Jane Recordings. To learn more about the duo and the creation of the EP, we spoke with Jack and Harry about playlists, minimal production, EP titles, and natural songwriting. Enjoy:
AMBY: Thanks for speaking with us today, Seafret. Please introduce yourselves to our readers.
Seafret: Hello, we’re Seafret. Jack Sedman vocals and Harry Draper guitar.
AMBY: How would you describe each other in one word?
Jack: For me, the word baffling sums Harry up.
Harry: I would describe Jack as poetic.
AMBY: You’ve just released your debut EP Give Me Something, congrats! What’s the significance behind the EP’s title?
Seafret: We don’t like to say ‘This song is about’, because we believe people take what they need from the songs they connect with. Everyone has their own unique connection with the music they love and we like people to interpret it in their own way. The EP got its name from the lead track ‘Give Me Something’. We chose this track as our starting point as the production is minimal and there is a lot of space for the guitar and vocals to come through. We’ve always wanted to keep our music as stripped back as possible.
AMBY: Taken from the EP, we’re digging your debut single Give Me Something. I read that the lyrics are about love and loss. Who inspired you as a songwriter for the song and EP?
Seafret: Songs have always seemed to come to us; we never try to force them. Harry will play a tune and then the lyrics will follow. It has always happened naturally like that.
AMBY: If you could create a law that everyone would have to follow, what would it be?
Seafret: Make at least one person smile a day.
AMBY: Which artists are you currently spinning on your playlist?
Seafret: Hard question! There are so many good artists right now like Jack White, Royal Blood, Hozier, Daughter, Bon Iver, Bright Eyes… and of course all the classics… Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Elvis… just to name a few!
AMBY: Lastly, tell us something about Seafret that no one knows.
Seafret: The first song we ever played live together was a cover of ‘Walking Man’ by Seasick Steve.
Thank you Seafret, for giving us your answers!
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Interview by Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout