Seaforth Interview On Their ‘Swamp Goats’ Beginnings, ‘Breakups’ and the Magic of Nashville
Country duo Seaforth are new faces in country music that you need to know. Tom Jordan and Mitch Thompson have some of the most recognizable voices and sound in music today. The pair spoke about their beginnings and latest single at a press event.
“For us, Nashville was kind of like our first and like just immediate decision we fell in love with country music through the introduction from our uncle Keith Urban,” they said. “We just really needed to just see what it was about over here just we heard so much about the songwriting community and the family and just just how music works over here.”
“It was just something that just doesn’t happen like that in Sydney so we did our first writing trip out together as this is before even we’re called Seaforth we’re actually called Swamp Goats but we did it we did a writing trip out here and just fell in love with the town and fell in love with the people and the music and just how things work here. We were writing music every day and we were just shocked, it was just like an experience that we needed to make permanent. So we immediately fell in love with the city and just did everything we could to move out here.”
Their latest catchy single “Breakups” was solely produced by the pair. Thompson and Jordan plan to continue to hone their producing craft.
“We’ve worked with amazing producers since moving out here and I feel like through doing that you learn kind of how it works in Nashville,” Jordan said. “We’ve always been super musically inclined as well and very hands-on with everything, even when working with other producers. And then last year in quarantine, things got a lot more difficult to work with anyone because no one could go anywhere. So we just decided how to do it ourselves. We did another one called ‘Close Enough’ that we put out and I think now we’re just going to do it all ourselves.”
They clarified that they will be still collaborating with people. However, they want to make it as much of their own as possible.
“I need to bring people into certain things just because it’s really fun to do it like that because you kind of have full creative control over what you do and how it sounds and everything,” Thompson said. “So it feels very authentic when you end up putting it out. But with that said, you don’t realize going into it how much actually goes into like the back end of producing a song where it comes bouncing stems and going through obviously like mixed notes and stuff, we’ve all done before. But like like the actual nitty-gritty of it all.”
“By the time you get the final version of ‘Breakups,’ we were kind of just like this is mixed. It is fun and I think we’re definitely going to keep doing that because it’s a rewarding and kind of unique thing to do I guess.”