by the partae

“Gorgeous pacing and that calling vocal refrain really sticks in your head and heart.”
– Dave Ruby Howe, triple j

“Trying times tend to make us turn away from the present and indulge in often bittersweet acts of reminiscence: melancholia merges with longing as memories come to soothe the agonies of the day. This is certainly the case for Seph Cove”
– Atwood Magazine

Known to balance the line between buoyant and affecting, the return of Seph Cove and his moving new track ‘Helen’ leaves no feeling unexplored.

Inspired by human connection, ‘Helen’ is a stirring, tempestuous tune of redemption and amity. Full of sonic versatility, and sublime production that builds to complex, powerful lows and tender highs. The track focuses on friendship and how sometimes it is important to remind the people you care for, that they are enough. “I wrote this song in response to learning about the upsetting half-year a friend of mine had during the lockdown in 2020,” Seph explains, “It was such an important reminder to have perspective. I wanted to let my friend know they had support and that despite everything, they were a very, very good person.”

After taking a year off to follow the call of wild abandonment and take time to search inwards, Seph has been pulling crowds to intimate shows at The Little Poet Bookstore, Byron Bay. And had supporters swooning at private balcony gigs. As an artist who is drawn to poetry, community, nature, and closeness, Seph has more personal shows and collaborations in the works. Live shows are not the only thing making waves for Seph, announcing today the release of his latest EP Unsafe Passage, out Friday 18 February.

Seph’s newest single, ‘Helen’ was produced with collaborator, Tim Bettinson of Vancouver Sleep Clinic and mixed and mastered in partnership with audio engineer, Luke Jenkins. While his last single ‘Sirens’ was supported with play from triple j’s Roots N’ All and media coverage from tastemakers, VarianceMILKY, and The Partae. ‘Falling’ landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday AU & NZ and ‘Sirens’ took a slot on ‘Summer Waves’. At ease on the stage, Seph has played a variety of sold-out hometown shows as the headliner and supported fellow singer-songwriter Budjerah on his sold-out Melbourne shows.

‘Helen’ can be listened to now, on all streaming services and is assured to tide over listeners until the release of Unsafe Passage.

‘Helen’ is OUT NOW

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