Written by: Alex Green
Our Track of the Day today comes from Stephanie Seymour.
Seymour’s first solo album There Are Birds hit shelves a few years ago and it brilliantly showed off the singer/songwriter chops of the former drummer of the Aquanettas.
Seymour is back with a new single called “There Was A Time” and it very well may be one of the most infectious songs of the year.
Inspired by a splash of nostalgia and a subsequent wave of reminiscences, “There Was A Time” starts as an upbeat and spry number that effortlessly morphs into a joyful blast of indie pop gospel. Accompanied by Ira Elliot (Nada Surf, Bambi Kino) on drums and her husband Bob Perry (Winter Hours) on guitars and bass, this is East Coast soul at its very best and Seymour captains this catchy ship with poise, depth and jubilation.
She tells SEM: “Eddie Van Halen is one of my favorite guitarists. After his death, I began thinking about when he and his former wife Valerie Bertinelli were the “it” couple in the ’80s and ’90s, and a flood of wonderful memories came back to me. Though I wrote the lyrics with them in mind, they are universal and relevant to anyone who has fond memories that are brought back by photos, music, or whatever it may be. I wanted to create a celebratory song that people can relate to, especially as there have been such difficult circumstances affecting us all during the last couple of years.”