As Seaforth’s Tom Jordan and Mitch Thompson hit the road on tour with Jordan Davis this fall, we caught up with the duo to learn about their new music and what to expect next in our exclusive interview below.
Quarantine was not easy for anybody last year – especially for musicians who are always entertaining. For Seaforth, the Australian duo took that time to create their best work yet. We chatted with the singer-songwriters about everything from producing bedroom pop-country to touring the country.
Seaforth’s latest singles, “Breakups” and “Close Enough” were both produced by Tom Jordan of Seaforth. Most country acts work with outside producers when making music, but to see the band do this themselves helps create a completely new take on their sound.
“We’ve worked with a lot of amazing producers since moving to Nashville, and through that, you learn how production works. Last year, through quarantine, it became more difficult to work with other people, because no one could go anywhere. So we decided to do it ourselves,” Jordan shared.
It’s incredible to see the duo grow into their new sound. Since they’re producing the music themselves, it truly has mixes of all of their own influences and the songs they have on repeat like Keith Urban (Thompson’s pick) and John Mayer (Jordan’s pick). There are hints of country, indie, and 80s pop throughout their tracks.
“We’re going to do it all ourselves now. It’s really fun to do it like that, because you have full creative control over what you do and how it sounds. It feels really authentic when you’re putting it out.”
When it comes to collaborating with other artists, (like their smash hit with Mitchell Tenpenny, “Anything She Says”), Thompson shared, “we have songs that we think would be perfect for other people, so we are trying to figure out what makes the most sense. Nothing is locked in yet, but we have a song that we want to get a woman in country on that we think would be amazing. Stay tuned.”
Seaforth joins Jordan Davis on his Buy Dirt Tour, which kicked off earlier this month and runs through December. To find out if they’re playing a show near you, click here. The duo has put in a lot of work to get to where they are, and it’s paying off.
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