Seba Safe will release his new EP Rainy on 30 June, featuring the new single I Wonder. The Galway songwriter will then headline at Manchester’s Castle Hotel in July.
The Manchester gig forms part of a 9 date UK tour in support of the EP.
Seba Safe is the brainchild of Galway songwriter Michael D’Alton, who is currently based on Ireland’s west coast.
His latest single I Wonder landed two weeks ago, featuring haunting vocals and dreamlike soundscapes, making way to a pop bop featuring driving percussion. Speaking at the time, Seba Safe explained of the song, “This is like several diary entries from the last two years. The lyrics are very personal and deal with everyday thoughts, fears, hopes, loss and love.”
The track features on Seba Safe’s upcoming EP Rainy. The EP marks the follow up to last year’s EP Before I Remember You, building on his folk roots and embracing rich and ethereal tapestries. The EP also features previous single Oblivion as well as Afterlife and On My Way.
The Rainy EP was recorded in producer Duncan Mills’ studio in London Fields last summer. Seba explains, “The Rainy EP for me is a personal reflection of a time where the world was in lockdown. These songs aren’t about the pandemic but a day-to-day reminder of what was happening in my own life and the country around me. Dealing with themes of mental health, personal growth, friendships falling apart, immigration and love, I created five songs to allow me to see the whole picture of this time.
“Duncan Mills in London recorded and produced something that I will always be proud of. My manager and brother Shea Tohill’s lead guitar moments turn this EP into something truly special. Being honest is all I strive for in song writing and that’s what I’ve done here.”
In support of the EP, Seba Safe will head out on a UK and Ireland tour including a Manchester gig at The Castle.
When does Seba Safe headline at Manchester’s The Castle?
Seba Safe headlines at The Castle Manchester on 24 July 2023. The Manchester gig is one of 9 UK and Ireland dates he is performing:
14 July – Clonakilty, De Barras
20 July – Limerick, Dolans (Upstairs)
21 July – Galway, Monroes
22 July – Dublin, Whelan’s
23 July – Glasgow, Hug and Pint
24 July – Manchester, Castle Hotel
26 July – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
27 July – London, Slaughtered Lamb
29 July – Brighton, Folklore Rooms
Image of Seba Safe courtesy Bryony Coles