Since SIMGE’s inception, Accidental Seabirds is one collective in particular that’s continued to progress and polish it’s prowess for vivid lyrical poetry, showcased and preserved in all it’s glory on 2011’s The Snow & The Full Moon, a 17-song collection self-described by frontman Jesse Lee Herdman as a record “that reflects the way I felt during my first couple of years living in New York. It was strange to be a part of that powerful machine of a city full of people but not feel truly connected to very many of them.”
With that, we’re happy to announce that nearly two and half years later, Accidental Seabirds is on the brink of unveiling it’s yet-to-be-titled sophomore LP, which is in the final mixing stages according to the band.
In other jovial news, SIMGE is proud to unveil the first taste of that upcoming long-form collection with Accidental Seabirds’ new video for “A Pool Of Pianos & Violins”.
According to Herdman, the song is a continuation of a poem he wrote years ago, and “it deals with media control and censorship in our society.”
The Victoria Lechevalier-directed video is based on an idea crafted by her partner Katerina Zoupanou and stars Beril Zaman alongside Herdman, as the penman, his counterpart, and the rest of Accidental Seabirds (Jimmy James Cutrera, Anthony Defabritus, Javier Rebollar, and Alex Letizia) are depicted in various Jersey Shore haunts, including the Toms River Diner and The Saint in Asbury Park, but not necessarily outlining the message delivered.
“The girls who made the video selected this song after I sent over five tracks with lyrics for them to choose from,” explained Herdman. “We wanted them to connect with the project. They made their own story that ties in with the concept of the song but doesn’t directly illustrate the lyrics. I love videos like that, the ones that tell their own story and use the song almost as a backing track.”
Make your own connection to “A Pool Of Pianos & Violins” below and stay tuned for more on Accidental Seabirds.