“Love Won’t Let Me Leave” by Seafret – A Song Feature
The music of Seafret is distinguished from other strong bands by superior vocals and artful texturing of charmingly seductive melodies. In the first minute of their single “Love Won’t Let Me Leave,” crystalline guitar dances almost independently of the vocals, which describe the difficulties caused by an ended relationship. Despite its minimalist approach, piano ties the guitar and voice contributions together. Then, rhythmically pounding percussion brings an emphasis to the chorus (the lyrics are included in this post).
To the credit of Seafret, “Love Won’t Let Me Leave” does not settle for an easily composed sequencing of lower energy verses and higher tempo choruses. Instead, at 2:50 (between the 2nd and 3rd occurrences of the chorus), a slow building crescendo draws the listener into a fuller engagement with the single.
Seafret is Jack Sedman (vocals) and Harry Draper (guitar) from Bridington, a coastal town of the North Sea. The band name has both a musical significance (a guitar fret board) and a personal significance (a “seafret” is the term for the rolling mists that enter from the North Sea during summer). “Love Won’t Let Me Leave” is a single on the upcoming album “Most Of Us Are Strangers.” While taking about the single, Jack and Harry said:
“We wrote ‘Love Won’t Let Me Leave’ before we started the main writing and recording for the album. Some songs have been left behind but this one stuck with us and we feel it fits perfectly into the album. We’re now proud to share it with you all! Hope you enjoy.”