Sea Girls have announced the news of their sophomore album, Homesick, which arrives alongside their emotional new single, ‘Sick’.
The indie-pop four-piece released their first album, Open Up Your Head, last summer, giving Sea Girls a top-three charting debut. Despite still not managing to perform the in-store dates in record shops for their debut yet, or tour it, the news of their second album is here as they prepare to make up for the lost time.
Naturally, the pandemic striking just as they were on the cusp of releasing their debut and spending a summer touring Europe playing festivals with a headline show at Brixton Academy also booked in. However, that all got put on pause, and the new single, ‘Lost’, sees frontman Henry Camomile kick out at his frustrations from that torturous period.
Instead of realising his dreams, Camomile returned home to his parents home in Lincolnshire, and his experience of that time fuels the angst-filled new single. “Sick is me listing things I’m pissed off with and feeling sorry for myself, it’s a growing up song where I realise I’m no longer a young child,” the frontman explains.
Adding: “It’s me in my bedroom at home ranting with my thoughts and going down the hole of being pissed. I am sick of everything – from things I used to love through to things that feel vacuous, like consuming and buying. All these emotions are piling up and it’s me just asking for a reset, a childish solution.
“It was a turning point in the writing for this album where the songs became about worrying for other people and how they were feeling. The pivot where I started writing clearly with a bigger perspective. I literally feel myself growing up throughout this song.”
Sonically, it’s more fierce than material from their debut. Still, the band’s infectious ear for a singalong remains, and so does the unrestrained lyrical honesty as Sea Girls relay emotions that are unfortunately too relatable for far too many of us.