Title - Dreamhaven
Artist - Misha Seeff
For those unaware, Misha Seeff is a teenage singer-songwriter who grew up in Canada, the US, and South Africa.
His music has a classic acoustic pop sound, and he uses pictographic lyrics to tell stories both fictional and true.
Now, a mere nine months after writing his first song, Misha introduces a world of fictional love stories, poetic lyrics, and lush melodies with his debut album DREAMHAVEN (set for release September 17th, 2021 via Misha Music).
Featuring instrumentals reminiscent of classic 2000s bands and innovative vocal engineering, DREAMHAVEN feels like a perfect mix of the old and new.
Indeed, to coincide with the September 17th release, Misha will also broadcast a live performance virtual event online featuring songs from the album.
2. April Haze
3. Come and Go
4. You and I
6. Your Eyes
9. Used To Be
11. Sun is Shining
14. Valentine’s Day
15. Look Around
This incredibly heartfelt and wholly genuine-sounding album opens on the gently jaunty Now and the newer work of the lazy-hazy, and aptly-named April Haze and backs those up seamlessly with the quietly content foot-tapper Come and Go, the ornately impassioned You and I, the funky blues bounce of Tonight, and then we get the newly-written lovelorn message of remembrance within Your Eyes and then comes some gentle reggae hipsway sewn throughout Lamplight.
Next up is the stoic ache of the title track itself, Dreamhaven and the rhythmically sanguine Used To Be, with those in turn being followed by the breathy Boardwalk, the joyously upbeat Sun is Shining, before we are presented with the very first song that the teenage singer-songwriter ever wrote, the impassioned Apart, the debut album rounding out on the drum-led Dream, closing on another early-written track, the benevolent musings of Valentine’s Day and then the smoothly orchestral sweep of Look Around is brought forth.
The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by Ben Bernstein at Soniczen Records and Petting Zoo Studio in Oakland, CA, with additional vocal recording by Mark Ambrosino at The Madhouse in Queens, NY.
DREAMHAVEN also features guitar work by Dave Shul, bass by Ben Bernstein, and drums and percussion from Andrew Griffin.
For Misha, music is an escape. It’s how he makes sense of the world around him, and how he deals with and expresses his emotions. He particularly loves telling stories through song.
The first song that Misha ever wrote was called Apart, a ballad that conveys the pain and longing of being far away from someone you love.
Misha knew this was a universal experience for people around the world, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, and he understood that music could be one of the most powerful ways of sharing that experience.
Dreamhaven - First Look & Listen [Official Video]
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