Seahaven has released the greatest song in the history of their entire career. “Love to Burn”, a lovely ballad, has shown that the band has expanded their horizons and as soon as I listened to the first thirty seconds of this song, I knew that there was a reason I was so obsessed with this band.
First off, Kyle Soto’s voice in the beginning is just stunning. It’s deep and controlled and gorgeous. When he switches to a higher register, we get the iconic sound all of us are used to, of his unique and haunting voice. When it switches back, it feels so natural and I’ve never heard him sing like that before, but I’m blown away by it. It’s so gentle and soft, laid back and the transition back and forth between the two styles of singing work so well with the composition of the song. It’s layered and the bass is phenomenal. There’s so many different components to this song, making it a song that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The guitars are powerful and when the tune picks up instrumentally, there’s some strings in there that gives this a feel that no other Seahaven song has. It feels so expansive and I love it. It ceases, leaving us with the echoes of the noise, Soto’s voice, and the driving drums with miming guitar.
Overall, it’s by far an absolute masterpiece and it totally threw me for a loop. I can’t believe how they’ve added new elements to their sound and how well it all fits together. It has an orchestral vibe, and feels like a good song to drive around at night playing at full blast with all the windows down in the middle of summer. I have goosebumps, even listening to it for the millionth time.
Seahaven has done it again- exceeded expectations, and consistently impressed me.