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.
- Listen to Broncho’s ‘Sandman’ from Outer Banks, Season 2, Episode 1, “The Gold” - August 1, 2021
- Listen to Magnolian’s ‘The Bride & the Bachelor’ from Outer Banks, Season 2, Episode 5 - August 1, 2021
- Listen to Dr. Dog’s ‘Where’d All the Time Go’ from Outer Banks, Season 2, Episode 3 - August 1, 2021