Seafret - Tell Me It's Real: Mist drifting into port off the sea
Tell Me It’s Real is a record deeply rooted in the natural elements and human emotion.
This is fragile, lovelorn folk - fans of Nick Drake and Elliot Smith will find much to like.
Delicate finger-picking weaves around melancholy tales of star-crossed love - told beautifully by Jack Sedman (who’s joined by Harry Draper).
The themes are weighty - still needing someone you can no longer love; life pulling apart a relationship at the seams; the displacement and alienation of leaving your hometown for the bright lights.
Their acoustic sound is spare and stripped back, but at the same time capable of soaring to majestic heights - as though the music is carried upon a tide over which the band has no control.
‘Seafret’ is mist drifting into port off the sea, and the music these two Yorkshire lads create is similarly atmospheric.