Stream “Room”: https://soundcloud.com/sealionlinn/room/s-3rJZ1
April 23, 2015 – Sea Lion – AKA Gothenburg, Sweden-native Linn Osterberg – has today shared a brand new song in the shape of “Room.” A sparse, piano ballad in the vein of Cat Power or early Kate Bush, the song explores “the art of needing somebody versus not needing anybody at all, and what is best and how to balance it,” explains Osterberg.
“I recorded ‘Room’ after a week of frustration where I couldn’t record anything that didn’t feel like crap and I was unsure whether to push it any further or to just give up. I always struggle with knowing when to rest or when to keep going. It was around midnight and I just felt really frustrated with myself, so I made some coffee and then I went out for a long walk, and when I got back I decided to try one more time and I wrote and recorded it within an hour or so.”
Osterberg’s frankness about the conception of “Room” is only equal to the honesty and openness that she pours into her music. “Making music is my way of making sense of myself and my feelings,” she says. “All of my emotions and thoughts are always very contradictory and I can’t read them very well, but out in a song I can sort of make sense of it better.”
“Room” is the first new Sea Lion recording to surface since two well-received EPs released last year through Turnstile (Perfume Genius, Christopher Owens, Cate Le Bon et al): Big Moon EP (Early Songs), which was released in November and premiered as a full stream via Noisey, and Cobra Eyes EP, which preceded it in June. Osterberg is currently preparing her debut LP, slated for a summer 2015 release on Turnstile.
Sea Lion currently has the following scheduled UK live dates:
MAY 2 LEEDS, UK LIVE AT LEEDS
MAY 3 GLASGOW, UK LIVE AT GLASGOW
MAY 6 LONDON, UK WILTON’S MUSIC HALL*
* supporting Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear
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