Welcoming an old friend back is always a delight, and today we have the pleasure of reintroducing North London’s own Seaker, aka Kiran Hungin, to you. Following the heartfelt release of “Grown” in March, she returns with her evocative new single, “Strange Old Thing,” which came out on May 24. It’s like reconnecting with a cherished companion, whose presence brings warmth and a touch of nostalgia. Her music again invites us into her world, filled with introspection and emotional depth. Like the anticipation of meeting someone dear after a long absence, diving into this song is a comforting, familiar joy!

The song opens with a melancholic grace, the gentle caress of a slide guitar weaving its magic alongside Seaker’s signature muted piano. A subdued, synth-driven percussion joins the soundscape, setting the mood for an introspective ballad. Her vocals are a revelation here, floaty and ethereal, adding an air of mystery to the track. Tender yet resolute, Seaker delivers the opening lines, “Maybe it’s time to feel the cold; maybe your warmth just kept me soft,” with a quiet strength that instantly draws us in. The vulnerability in her voice is palpable as she wrestles with the complexities of love lost, with her performance contributing significantly to the atmosphere.

Thematically, “Strange Old Thing” is an exploration of the bittersweet aftermath of a significant relationship. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of grappling with conflicting emotions: the yearning for the past, the fear of letting go, and the hope for a future where love’s lessons have empowered one to move forward. A particularly poignant line captured the essence of the song’s theme: “There are parts of our love I’d have died in, but love is a strange old thing.” Seaker doesn’t shy away from the pain but acknowledges its transformative power. As a listener who got soaked in the song, I couldn’t help but feel a deep connection to the narrative, resonating with the sentiment that “love is a strange old thing” since I have experienced such emotions.

Instrumentally, the track is a masterpiece of understated beauty. Seaker’s signature muted piano provides a haunting backdrop for the emotional journey, while the percussive build towards the end of the song adds a sense of empowerment and resolution. The production is pristine, allowing every element of the music to shine while maintaining an intimate atmosphere. It is musically pleasant and will attract new listeners. One of the finest aspects of the music, in my opinion, is how the track matured into a whole soundscape, displaying Seaker’s numerous talents.

In conclusion, Seaker’s “Strange Old Thing” is a beautifully crafted alt-pop gem that explores the depths of love and loss with haunting elegance. Her return is a delightful reminder of the power of music to heal and connect us, even through the most difficult emotions. As we listen to this evocative storytelling, we are left with a sense of empowerment and a renewed appreciation for the strange, old thing called love. The song is superb. A work of art that will stay with you long after the final note fades. It’s the type of tune that makes you want to close your eyes and immerse yourself in the music, feeling every word and chord as if they were made only for you. It is an absolute must-listen for anybody seeking a soulful, emotional, and pleasing experience.

Listen to “Strange Old Thing” by Seaker on Spotify or SoundCloud and let us know your thoughts.

You can follow Seaker here for more information.








PS: The artist was discovered on MusoSoup, and a contribution is made to publish this.