MUSIC INTERVIEW: Dayseeker
Photo Credit: Kaytlin Dargen
Dayseeker are ready to show off their brand new album Sleeptalk, and with a shift in sound and an entirely new live set-up there’s a lot to be excited about. We caught up with the band to talk about the new record, tackling new lyrical content and their upcoming tour with Wage War.
Hey, thanks for taking the time to chat to us today. You release your new album Sleeptalk on 27th September via Spinefarm Records. How are you feeling in the run up to the release, excited, nervous? A bit of both?
Very much excited. We have our tour with Wage War coming up this week so that’s been something we’ve been preparing for as well. Got an entirely new live set-up and collection of songs to play that we’ve never played before so we’re very eager to hit the road.
The album sees a shift in your sound and you’ve said that lyrically you’ve tackled topics that you’ve never touched on before – what brought on these changes?
I think it’s just in my own desire to want to try tackling new content and new topics to keep our current listeners interested but also appealing to new listeners as well. I’d like to think there’s something for everyone in this new album.
Because of these shifts would you say this is the most challenging album you’ve written?
Funnily enough, I’d actually say this is one of the easier albums we’ve ever written together. The process of writing with our engineer Daniel Braunstein was just really positive and incredibly productive. This feels like one of the first times we’ve had the chance to just make a record we’ve really wanted to make, without being too concerned of outside opinions.
You’ve released two tracks from the album so far, Crooked Soul and Sleeptalk, would you say they’re a good indicator of what your fans can expect from the rest of the record?
To some degree, yes. I think we took some leaps and bounds trying out new styles and sounds that we’ve never experimented with before, but we definitely still have some post-hardcore tracks in there to appease our die hard fanbase.
Are there any songs off the album that you think your fans will relate to the most?
I think Burial Plot is a strong song that I’ve seen resonate with a lot of people who have heard it. Just that crippling feeling of knowing that someone is leaving you and there’s nothing you can do to change that. It’s been a personal favourite and I’m really happy to see so many people enjoying it as well.
You’re touring with Wage War this month, are there any new songs from the record that you’re most excited to play live?
Sleeptalk seems to be the one that people have been resonating with the most and I’m really excited to play that in a live setting. Our whole new live show will be quite a bit different than anything we’ve done before.
For those who are yet to see you live, what can they expect from a Dayseeker show?
They can expect some beautiful synths and sounds, a ton of relatable content and an overall heartfelt and passionate performance.
Do you have a final message for our readers?
Just to check out our new album Sleeptalk which is out worldwide on 27th September 2019!
Dayseeker‘s new album Sleeptalk is due for release on 27th September, available to pre-order HERE.
Interview by: Hannah Gillicker