Not long after signing to Polydor Records, the London quartet return with an anthemic ode to “young love and moving on”.
It’s easy for a love song to dwell on the doom and gloom of a break-up, but the latest single from Sea Girls offers a new kind of catharsis.
Reflecting on and accepting a previous relationship with gritty dismissiveness, lead singer Henry Camamile talks about “[dropping] a bomb on the past”. “The damage is done,” the vocalist concludes in the song’s catchy hook.
Instrumentally, the creativity lies in Oli Khan’s drums, offering a complex driving rhythm so strong that its absence in the bridge is clearly apparent. In this section and the post-chorus, Camamile breaks up the line “talking to myself again” over Khan’s expressive drum solo.
Credit where credit’s due, Damage Done is certainly imaginative and with a unique approach to the breakup song, it’s definitely a refreshing listen too.
Damage Done is available to stream and download now.