Seja: All Your Sorries

Seja Vogel began her musical career in 1998 as a member of the Brisbane synthpunk trio Sekiden, who have released two albums and two EPs. Seja joined Australian alternative rock band Regurgitator in 2007, touring throughout Australia and on multiple overseas trips to Japan, China, Europe, and Brazil. Seja has also provided keyboarding and singing assistance to touring buddies such as SPOD, David McCormack (Custard), and Ben Salter.

Seja has released two albums as a solo act, and has opened for Warpaint, Goldfrapp, and Sarah Blasko. The artist's highly anticipated third album, Here is One I Know You Know, is a step forward in production as well as an ode to analog. 

Recorded in her home studio in Brisbane, the album features a number of notable collaborations, artists playing real acoustic instruments, including Jen Boyce (Ball Park Music) on bass, Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint) on percussion, Fred Armisen (SNL, Portlandia) on octobans, Georgia Mooney (All Our Exes Live in Texas) on backing vocals, George Browning (Velociraptor) on drums and percussion, Nicole Perry on congas, Chris Farrer (the Quickening) on guitar solos, Conrad Greenleaf (Richard in Your Mind) on bass and Danny Widdicombe (the Wilson Pickers) on pedal steel. 

First single and video, All Your Sorries, is a sentimental synthpop track which carries a lot of moodiness, and features elements from more experimental and explorative sounds, like krautrock and modern psychedelia.

Seja unveils: “I had just bought a Roland RS-09 string synth and wanted to put its warm fuzzy string chorus on everything for the rest of my life.” 

Seja says the track began with a Suzuki Omnichord and evolved into a dense synth and drum machine dreamscape, which she recorded in her Brisbane backyard studio with aspirations of channeling Giorgio Moroder and Phil Oakley.

I was listening to a lot of Harmonia and Brian Eno, as well as Yellow Magic Orchestra and was really loving the relationship between their layered electronic and acoustic instruments. I tried to sing and write from the heart without masking the meaning behind metaphors. And this fell out.

Seja wrote, produced, and performed All Your Sorries, which also features guests from three recognizable Brisbane indie bands: Jen Boyce (Ball Park Music) on bass, George Browning (Velociraptor) on percussion, and Chris Farrer (The Quickening) on guitar.

The song is accompanied by a very nice clip created by Spod and his best friend, the Fairlight Video Synthesizer.

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