“Nothing Is Real” is your first taste of Sea Moya’s forthcoming Baltic States EP. The Cologne/Mannheim based band (comprised of Elias, David and Iven) have been building a steady buzz and cite acts like Toro Y Moi, Can and William Onyeabor as influences. A swirling and heady mix of tribal rhythms, the joy of Sea Moya’s music comes from its constant unpredictability. Pulling from disparate genres and eras, the band have created a sound that is truly their own.
Discussing the track, the band said : “We created a small recording studio in a beat-up VW Camper van and travelled around Europe, writing along the way. We visited Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia and gained a lot of inspiration from the beautiful landscapes. “Nothing Is Real” incorporates our love for lo-fi sounds and worldly percussive beats. It has a charismatic bass line, a solid afrobeat-esque drum groove and synths that dance and float around. The vocal samples and vocals are pretty simple, which worked great for us in that context. Lyrically, it’s a symbiosis of two topics: one is making decisions, especially those related to being a musician. The other one is about social and political issues and how people of our generation choose to deal with them.”