12 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After a four-year absence, Seabird returns with Troubled Days, a well-realized song collection that acknowledges heartache while searching for hope. The Cincinnati band’s independently released third album—funded with fan support via a Kickstarter campaign—retains the musical elements that first earned it a devoted following. Aaron Morgan’s clear-toned vocals and Britpop-influenced keyboards keep Seabird’s sound crisp and propulsive, supported by brother Ryan’s strategic guitar heroics and Jason Gann’s fluid bass lines. “Pull You In,” “Golden Skies," and “Find a Way” juggle mixed emotions as they simultaneously uplift and provoke listeners. The gleeful bite of “We Can’t Be Friends” balances the thoughtfully poetic approach of “Palmetto Peach.” Seabird’s Christian underpinnings come through most clearly in the rollicking “Love Suicide” and the folky, gospel-rooted “Stand Out.” The dark clouds hovering over Troubled Days’ tunes may reflect the band’s rocky career path. Fortunately, Seabird has bounced back from hard times to deliver a convincing, ultimately inspirational effort.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After a four-year absence, Seabird returns with Troubled Days, a well-realized song collection that acknowledges heartache while searching for hope. The Cincinnati band’s independently released third album—funded with fan support via a Kickstarter campaign—retains the musical elements that first earned it a devoted following. Aaron Morgan’s clear-toned vocals and Britpop-influenced keyboards keep Seabird’s sound crisp and propulsive, supported by brother Ryan’s strategic guitar heroics and Jason Gann’s fluid bass lines. “Pull You In,” “Golden Skies," and “Find a Way” juggle mixed emotions as they simultaneously uplift and provoke listeners. The gleeful bite of “We Can’t Be Friends” balances the thoughtfully poetic approach of “Palmetto Peach.” Seabird’s Christian underpinnings come through most clearly in the rollicking “Love Suicide” and the folky, gospel-rooted “Stand Out.” The dark clouds hovering over Troubled Days’ tunes may reflect the band’s rocky career path. Fortunately, Seabird has bounced back from hard times to deliver a convincing, ultimately inspirational effort.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

trevorjdavis1 ,

Incredible!

Another incredible album from an incredible band. Everything I've loved about Seabird is back in this album, however, they make it new and different as well. They are so underrated and deserve so much more recognition! Buy this album! You won't be disappointed!

MarilynWisler ,

So real.

I would honestly recommend this record to anyone. Seabird's raw, emotional, truthful lyrics never disappoint, not to mention their awesome sound and vocals. This is a great new step for Seabird as they left their record label! Any music lover should purchase this.

MuaveLightning ,

miss their real sound

i wish people had given seabirds first album the attention it deserved so that the band hadn't had to stray so far from their original sound just to have people listen to them. but no, the common christian consumer only listens to the safest sounding radio friendly music, and anything unique/different/conceptual gets bypassed, no matter how entirely amazing it is. the songs on this cd that sound like they're going more in the direction of their amazing original sound are, of course, the least popular ones. reminds me of Lost Ocean as well, but on a lesser extent, as Ocean went from absurdly amazing to absolute garbage, Seabird still sounds "okay", just nowhere near as amazing as they used to.

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