Listen to Echo & the Bunnymen’s ‘Seven Seas’ – Still Perfect, 30 Years After Release (Video)

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Sometimes it’s just time to listen to a classic British song from the 1980s. Today is that day, as I’ve been listening to Echo & the Bunnymen‘s ‘Seven Seas‘ for my Repeat Rotation Video for most of the day.

Echo & the Bunnymen’s ‘Seven Seas‘ is from their album Ocean Rain, released in 1984.

And, of course, like many of the band’s lyrics, these make little sense:

Stab a sorry heart
With your favourite finger
Paint the whole world blue
And stop your tears from stinging
Hear the cavemen singing
Good news they’re bringing

But this Echo & the Bunnymen song has such a fabulous guitar intro, a gorgeous melody and the catchiest chorus, and is so beautifully written that, more than 30 years after it was released, it still sounds completely modern.

Oh, and yes, I did see the band sing this song, and many others, live years and years ago. And they were superb.

Now listen to it below.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.