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Rocks Into Rivers by Seabird

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Review of Rocks into Rivers


The Advocate

Rocks Into Rivers by Seabird

Reviewed by Cory Clubb

"Seabird has an authentic feel... Rocks into Rivers is a great success musically."

Offering up their second studio release, band Seabird returns with their style and talent in full form. Maybe they are a bit less known, but hopefully this sophomore album will pull them to the surface. It’s good rock songs like the opener “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful”, “Believe Me”, “The Good King”, “Finally Done Right” that carry a solid beat through the album.

Other songs, including “This Ain’t Home”, “Don’t Change a Thing”, and the title track “Rocks Into Rivers” flow out with emotion that steals the soul. Not much has changed from the band’s first release, Till We See the Shore, yet it strengthens here and rather then let this album slump, (something that can easily happen on secondary releases from new bands) it picks Seabird up on their feet.

Seabird has an authentic feel and real passion for their music here, as if they are singing and playing off the sleeve of their shirts. The music is easy, catchy, but honest to listen to and worth coming back to many times. Lead singer Aaron Morgan rips off the edgy cut vocals that hit high and flow smoothly into lyrics that are straight from the heart. The band rocks their British/pop/indie sound like nobody’s business. It can be easily compared to fellow rockers Red Umbrella, Mute Math, Future of Forestry, and The Fray.

I can simply say that the band can only go up from here. Rocks Into Rivers is a great success musically and Seabird makes their mark as one of the best releases so far in 2010.

Cory ClubbCory Clubb is author of the novel Saved by Grace and currently working on his first thriller. He holds a degree in Graphic Design and is always seeking to advance his talent as a writer. He is an avid reader, movie buff, and music enthusiast, tools he uses to infuse his imagination. He lives in central Illinois with his wife and three sons. You can find out more about his projects at his blog.