Following on from the success of his stunning 2018 debut album ‘Yonder’, Dutch singer-songwriter Sean Christopher now returns to announce the details behind his highly-anticipated follow-up ‘Wander’, alongside the new video for his latest single ‘Indigo Blue’
Animated by his brother Julian, the video for ‘Indigo Blue’ looks to emphasise the warm and wistful flow of his newest offering. Sticking to his usual aesthetic of lightly-played guitar and dreamy vocals, his new delight sweeps and swoons its way through a melay of heartfelt prose.
Speaking about the new video, he said, “The animation for Indigo Blue is done by my brother Julian. Back in the days, when we were kids, he always came up with film projects to work on together. Whether it was a stop motion action figure movie or an improvised play; he could create his own creative world. Indigo Blue was a nice opportunity to work together again. My brother has an authentic view on life and that was exactly what I looked for in this song.”
Adding about the song itself, “‘Indigo Blue’ is a song about love and how love can transcend everything. When I actively started to meditate, I read about Indigo; the colour of wisdom, intuition, perception and creativity. Virtues that will show us the way.”
‘Indigo Blue’ is the third single to be taken from his sophomore studio album ‘Wander’, following on from ‘Our Home’ and ‘Oheja’, which is set to be released on May 29th. Much like his previous full-length, this self-produced new material will see the frontman delve into personal stories and spiritual ideas through the guise of a humble and emotionally-led individual.
Speaking about the new record, Sean Christopher said, “For this record I wanted to restrict myself to the tiniest room of the house, an 808 drum machine, my Juno 60 and the acoustic guitar. In the end it didn’t work out the way I envisioned, but it gave me enough direction and drive to find the sound for this album.”
Adding, “‘Wander’ is a quest, reflecting life and the meaning of it. Wondering what we are here for and why we do as we do.”
Opening up with the sweet and solemn cut ‘Oheja’, an ode to the one that you love, ‘Wander’ takes up the mantle to become bigger and more vibrant than his first LP. Whether it asks profound and enticing questions about the meaning of life on ‘In Circles’, or the celestial inspiration he takes on the singles ‘Glow’ and ‘Colossus’, this new collection sees him step further out of himself than ever before.
While individual and personal tales have always remained a staple of his formative sound, his maturity and evolution as an artist has seen him pursue subjects of a more wise and learned nature. Resulting in something that is both distinctly him, yet taken to a more intriguing and captivating level.
An alumni of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and Codarts in Rotterdam, where he studied music production, Sean began creating music for films and commercials immediately after graduating. His song ‘Everything’ (2014), composed and produced for an international car commercial, reached over a million streams on Spotify.
Despite this early success, rather than continue composing music for others, Sean wanted to write songs for himself. He built himself a basement studio and began to experiment with instruments and production.
After moving to Bristol in 2016, Sean signed a record deal with Swedish label Dumont Dumont, home to artists including Charlie Cunningham, ViVii and Josin.
His debut album ‘Yonder’ was released May 11th 2018. Listen HERE
Sean Christopher recently recorded a cover of the song ‘The Impossible Dream (The Quest)’ for a Disneyland campaign that is running across Europe and soon to go live in the US. Listen to ‘The Impossible Dream (The Quest)’ HERE / Watch the Disney ad here
Praise for Sean Christopher:
“Something really warm about his voice… it’s reminding me of Jeff Buckley, it’s beautiful.” – Georgie Rogers, Virgin Radio
“His work is rooted in pastoral acoustic climes, while still reaching towards the personal. Recent single ‘Paper Plane Pilot’ is a beautiful example of his artistry” – CLASH
“A very listenable and magnetic bit of guitar pop”- Blahblahblahscience
“An accomplished listen – one that’s alive with tight melodies, intelligent lyricism, emotional content and a really appealing set of vocals” **** Indie London
“His vocals pour like honey into the mix and the whole track feels like an elixir for simple happiness“ – Indie Shuffle
“Heart-touching lyrics, soothing vocals and a melody to die for. Yeah, Sean Christopher’s “Paper Plane Pilot” is quite the find!” – Stereofox
“A beautifully composed piece of music, there’s a marvellous sense of balance in Sean’s songwriting, with those lingering guitar notes underpinning his softly intense vocal” – CLASH