LONDON, UK. / NASHVILLE, TN. – (15th June, 2022) – Arista Nashville/Sony Music Nashville buzzworthy duo Seaforth is kicking off the summer with a brand-new collaboration, “Queen Of Daytona Beach,” featuring “Beautiful Girls” hitmaker Sean Kingston. Listen here.
Named from the Sydney, Australia suburb where they met as children, Tom Jordan and Mitch Thompson of Seaforth sat down with friend and collaborator Rocky Block one day during the Pandemic, and together penned a tune about a place they’d rather be – the beach. They found themselves drawing inspiration from Kingston’s 2007 hit “Beautiful Girls,” and wondered, “Wouldn’t it be crazy if we somehow could get Sean Kingston on the song with us?” The duo managed to pull it off.
“Growing up, we remember seeing the ‘Beautiful Girls’ music video on TV all the time. It kind of became like a classic for people our age,” Jordan and Thompson said. “Referencing ‘Beautiful Girls’ in our song gives it that nostalgic feeling and it takes us back.”
The addition of Kingston on the track “takes it to a new world” they added. “Sonically, it’s so different from anything that he’s done, but I think it kind of makes it cool. He completely elevated the song.”
Produced by Jordan almost solely on his laptop, the song is what they liken to a “California Girls” for Florida. “There’s ‘California Girls,’ ‘Empire State of Mind,’ and ‘Sweet Home Alabama,’ so this one’s for Florida. Florida is beautiful and we’ve spent a lot of time there,” Jordan and Thompson said. “We got to perform ‘Queen of Daytona Beach’ live for one of the first times on the beach in Florida when we played Tortuga Music Festival a couple months ago, which was a really cool moment.”
“Queen of Daytona Beach” is the follow up to “Good Beer,” the duo’s collab with Jordan Davis, which MusicRow called a “sunny, bouncy outing [that] will have you feeling like springtime, or at the very least will leave you with a big smile on yer face.” Seaforth made waves in 2021 with the release of their “poignant and emotional ballad” (Wide Open Country) “Breakups,” which they co-wrote with Liz Rose and Cameron Bedell, and self-produced from their at-home studio during quarantine.
Following their appearances at C2C: Country to Country in London, Glasgow and Dublin earlier this year, the breakout duo will be heading back across the pond in August to support Chris Young on all dates of his UK tour and to perform on the main stage at The Long Road Festival – full dates can be found below:
Thursday, 25th August 2022 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
Saturday, 27th August 2022 – The Long Road Festival, Leicestershire
Tuesday, 30th August 2022 – Manchester Academy, Manchester
Wednesday, 31st August 2022 – O2 Academy, Bristol
Thursday, 1st September 2022 – Eventim Apollo, London
Lifelong friends Tom Jordan and Mitch Thompson have created an unmistakable sound, evoking the laid-back, summery spirit of their Australian hometown. It was there, in Sydney, New South Wales, where they formed country band Seaforth, naming it after their native suburb north of the city. The two joined forces as a duo when Jordan returned to Seaforth after living and songwriting in Los Angeles for two years. After penning a few songs together, they began making trips to Nashville to showcase their music. Ultimately, after a fateful performance at Nashville’s The Basement, they were offered a record deal with Sony Music Nashville on the spot and moved to Music City in late 2017.
Fast-forward one year, and they released their debut single to country radio, “Love That,” which was packaged together with three more tracks and released as their debut EP of the same name. The short-player, co-produced by Seaforth and Huff, garnered praise from outlets like Billboard and Sounds Like Nashville and earned them a nomination for MusicRow Discovery Artist of the Year. The duo has also been awarded the prestigious ARPA Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year-Nashville. Later that year, they dropped Gold-certified single “Anything She Says,” their collaboration with Sony Music Nashville labelmate Mitchell Tenpenny, which placed on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts and has amassed over 85 million on-demand streams. In September 2019, they unveiled Reimagined, a two-song project reworking two cuts from their debut, “Love That” and “Good and Gone,” with sparse instrumentation and orchestral strings. That same month, they made their Grand Ole Opry debut. One year later, Seaforth returned to new music platforms with “Everything Falls For You,” their most mature offering up to that point. While matching the lively spirit of their past music, “Everything Falls For You” elevated Seaforth’s sound to new creative heights with its swung, graceful rhythm and thoughtful hook. Soon after, “Talk About” and “Close Enough” followed suit, tapping into the intense feelings and lack of clarity at the start of a relationship. Meanwhile, “Breakups” arrived in January 2021, which Billboard lauded as an “acoustic tale of the lingering anguish following a breakup.” The track pairs Jordan and Thompson’s silky vocals atop a swooning acoustic track for one of their most personal, heartfelt performances to date. With a sing-along chorus and plaintive feel, “Breakups” is a commanding entry as one of the first country heartache songs of the year. Seaforth kicked off 2022 with the release of their latest single “Good Beer”, showcasing the duo’s signature good vibes and cheeky humour.
Throughout the evolution of their sound, from their earliest days jamming on guitar to opening for stars like Kane Brown and Brett Young, Jordan and Thompson have remained steadfast in their authentic approach and fine-tuned workflow.