Has heartache sounded better than the raw honesty pumped into Seramic’s new single “Keep on Breaking My Heart”? This is quintessentially a classy artist writing from his very inner soul & using it to devastating effect.
“I felt the urge to write a song that was really stripped down, raw and honest. I was listening to a lot of classic soul songs at the time and wanted to capture a real emotion/feeling in a similar way to those records I love” explains Seramic, who’s ability to mix it up, has meant no two songs have ever sounded the same whilst still remaining obviously him.
Seramic today launches a video for his new single. Like with similar releases such as I Got You & Same Mistake, it’s simply beautiful. Speaking on Keep On Breaking My Heart Seramic had to say “When I was introduced to AK (Anna-Kay Gayle) by another director friend of mine, I could tell that she was special and perfect for this song. I have always wanted to shoot something in Thames Barrier park, it has an unusual atmosphere and feels like it could be anywhere in the world. I had an image in my head that she should wear something yellow to contrast against the coldness of the forest of grey pillars which I find strangely comforting. AK’s performance was so powerful and mesmerising, she really captured a balance between hope and letting go which is what the song is about for me.”
Listeners can find two Seramic EPs online (Found & I Got You) which already show an expansive body of work, rich in a varied range of influences . It’s fitting that he’s a professional sculptor also, as each of his three-dimensional artworks are somehow playful and at the same time imposing: he favours dramatic, lively colours and surreal forms. In his off-kilter pop songs, you’ll find the same exuberant quality, a mixture of the familiar and the eye-poppingly uncanny. There are few other artists who can boast that they have both performed with The Roots on Jimmy Fallon’s late night show and have been exhibited at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery. His live performances as Seramic has already seen him play Radio 1’s Big Weekend & support Jack Garratt & Bear’s Den across the UK.
funkadelic pop with a pinch of soul and a dollop of R&B. Prince meets D’Angelo meets Tom Waits meets Joe Cocker This is soul, gospel, and electronic music mixed, and in Seramic’s hands it’s a joy to listen
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