It’s almost as though ‘Weathered’, the sophomore EP from Guildford pop-rock outfit Seasonal, was saved for an October release intentionally, acting as the musical equivalent to a mug of hot chocolate and electric blanket to make us feel all warm and toasty inside.
Power chords and powerful vocals provide us with the perfect antidote to the shorter days and colder temperatures drawing in as we approach the end of 2018.
‘Weathered’ radiates the sentiment of staying positive through gloomy times. Snare snaps and punchy bass lines throughout the verses give tracks such as ‘Twelve’ and ‘Drift’ a drive that makes you want to high five everyone that you meet, while the racing guitars and catchy chorus hooks make you feel invincible.
Matt Truseler‘s vocal style has a melodic bite to it that lies somewhere between Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy) and Jeremy McKinnon (A Day To Remember) with a British twist.
The positive vibe in his tone suggests that although bad things might have happened, we can always look to the future for things to get better. This is even the case when the lyrics themselves might not be so positive, as can be heard on ‘Drift’, a track tat tells the story of falling out of love and being forgotten.
While the Autumn storms brew outside, make sure that you’re tucked up inside listening to this Seasonal EP.