On July 3, Seether released their sixth studio album, Isolate And Medicate.
They kept the same sound they always had, which is a good thing, if you ask me. Lyrically, for the most part, they have always been dark, but this album in particular poses a question.
Is Shawn Morgan alright?
Through out the album, lyrics express feelings of loss, despair, even suicidal thoughts. "Goodbye tonight" really was the first to pose any sort of question. Just the name caused an eyebrow to raise, so it was the first song besides the lead single, "Weak", that I chose to listen to. The song, frankly, sounds kind of like a suicide note from the very beginning, but the chorus is what really seemed worrisome to me. "If I was to die tonight, would it all make sense? Would it all make sense? Would it all make sense? And if I die tonight. Would the wind ship away at my soul forever?"
Unfortunatuely, I do feel this album would be highly relatable to many. Its unfortunate, because its a shame that anyone would feel so low, but at the same time, hearing it from someone else reminds people that they are not alone.
Other stand out tracks on this album are, "Weak", "Save Today", "Same Damn Life", and "Words As Weapons."
While the content is on the darker side, its all beautifully written, and executed, so this is definitely a five star album. Be sure to get it now on iTunes, Amazon, or where ever music is sold, and remember you can catch Seether on the 2014 Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival this starting this August.
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