Seether release their ‘Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces’ album on June 9 2008 via ADA-Global / WindUp Records. It will be followed by the ‘Rise Above This’ Single on June 16.
The trio (led by the South African bred and LA based Shaun Morgan) have notched up a jaw dropping two million plus album sales in the US of A to date.
And this latest album has already shifted a mammoth 400,000 copies (and counting) in the States. Indeed, it debuted on the Billboard chart at #9!
Produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Three Days Grace), ‘Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces’ is a true powerhouse of a record.
This time out, there’s still plenty of heavy rock music to be found. For starters it hosts the cathartic, scream-driven “Fallen” and the vitriolic, angst-laden seven minute “No Jesus Christ.” But Morgan admits, “I wanted to write songs that were more melodic this time around,” he continues. “I’ve always loved the Beatles and I’ve loved pop music – which is, by definition, music that you can remember and whistle or sing along to.”
“We wanted to experiment. And because it was just the three of us [guitarist Pat Callahan exited in 2006] there were fewer minds involved to stymie or halt the whole process. I didn’t always feel the need to scream as I might have in the past and I felt like I could use sitars if I wanted. And I felt like I could explore as much of the melodic side of myself as I wanted while staying true to what Seether has always been about.”
The most evident example comes with “Rise Above This,” an enduring song Morgan wrote about his brother Eugene in advance of his tragic death this past August. With it, Seether sounds unexpectedly and ironically optimistic, unveiling a bona fide crossover smash in-waiting that should throw fans for a loop in a good way.