If you forced me to make a list of the best songs of the 21st century thus far (and you know I’d do it, I love my lists), a very strong contender for number one would be “The Burial” by Seeming.
“The Burial” is an incredible song that was my introduction to Seeming and, if I recall correctly, the project’s debut. Propelled by a synthpop beat and a bomb hook, “The Burial” is about vengeance of sorts, specifically about how nature will triumph over man. It appeared on Seeming’s debut album, Madness & Extinction, a powerful contemplation on the end of all things. In the midst of a global pandemic, both the song and the album are feeling especially prescient.
Seeming performed a one-man virtual set for Terminus Fest on Saturday night, and frontman Alex Reed opened with “The Burial.” It gave me goosebumps.
The entire performance is available to watch on Youtube. The setlist included songs I’m not familiar with and several tracks from Seeming’s most recent album, SOL: A Self-Banishment Ritual, another stunning collection of thoughtful songs, this time largely about conflict and personal isolation. Has anyone considered the real possibility that Alex Reed is a time traveler from the future?
Seeming also announced the release date for album number three. It’s coming August 21, 2020.
Meanwhile, Terminus Fest returns again this Saturday night. The lineup includes Rabbit Junk, Go Fight, Amelia Arsenic, Physical Wash, Hello Moth, and Cyanotic. You can RSVP to the Facebook event here.