HUSH HUSH BIZ SINGLE REVIEW
Australian indie alt-rock band Breezie Knicks has released, Seems Better, the debut single and the second track off their 2021 self-titled debut album. The Melbourne based group comprise Cody Spalding (vocals/guitar), Braden Spalding (bass), Bradley Geddes (guitar), and Jonathan Occleshaw (drums). As Cody says of the new release, ‘Seems Better was the second last song written for this album. It was written right in the middle of Victoria’s biggest lockdown at the end of 2020. So being such a hard time, I felt I needed to write something I could listen back to and remember the times before Covid hit. Being with friends, having a big night and all the dramas/good memories made with those people.
I guess it’s simply a tribute to those times and those friends that I haven’t been able to see during these times.’ The song blends accessible airy alt-rock chord progressions and riffs with a stirring chorus melody, compelling lyric, and solid performances. Spalding’s voice is rousing as it veers from almost gentle cadences in the verses to emotionally animated in the chorus. As Spalding says about the lyric, ‘The lyrics are written almost like a narration to a classic night out.
All the dramas that happen under the influence. But at the end of the night, most of that is forgotten, and the good times are the only memories that stay with you.’ Seems Better is a little like that night out; it stays in your memory long after your first listen. As Spalding says about what they want their audience to experience, ‘We hope to make a good impression and make people feel something when they listen to our music. Whether that’s happy or sad. Feelings brought on by a song is the most beautiful thing you can take away from music.’ Seems Better not only pays tribute to personal loss, to what might be vanished moments but generates a feeling of universal yearning and longing—one that will undoubtedly resonate with many.