Sea Lemon Collaborates With Day Wave

Ahead of the release of her new album Stop At Nothing, Sea Lemon has shared the final single "Breakdown," featuring Day Wave
Sea Lemon photo by Eleanor Petry

Ahead of the release of her new album Stop At Nothing, singer/songwriter Natalie Lew aka; Sea Lemon has shared the final single “Breakdown,” featuring Day Wave, whose creativity and dream pop complements Lew’s hazy songwriting. The duo’s reverb-drenched vocals duet atop a fuzzy instrumental. “Do you wish you would fall apart?,” Lew asks towards the end of the track’s chorus, before a boisterous guitar riff wanders in. Cathartic and sepia-tinted, it feels like a long-lost relic unearthed from shoegaze’s ‘90s heyday.

On the track, Lew offers: “Breakdown was written by Jackson (Day Wave) and myself the first day we starting recording together. It came out pretty naturally, especially lyrically. The song is a campy story, all about the aftermath after being wronged by someone where you’re trying to figure out if you should forgive and forget or seek revenge.”

On the EP, Lew offers: “‘Stop at Nothing’ is a collection of songs that are all about unhealthy obsessions, worries that won’t leave you alone no matter how much you try to forget them. The phrase Stop at Nothing initially might seem sort of positive, like “go for it!” But really in this situation it’s about having no guardrails on your innermost thoughts to stop you from fixating. All of the songs represent different types of obsessions—over one’s health, over someone they see online, over things left unsaid etc. Sonically I’m really excited to present something that dives into new realms with this EP and gets a little heavier and darker throughout.”

Now signed to Luminelle, Sea Lemon will debut a new EP, Stop at Nothing, on August 25, 2023. While Close Up was what Lew calls a “grab bag” of tracks she’d made while figuring out her unique sound, Stop at Nothing establishes Sea Lemon’s take on the dreampop aesthetics she grew up loving. “I call it Costco Cocteau Twins,” Lew says. “It’s a modern spin on classic dreampop and shoegaze.” To make the collection, Lew collaborated with Jackson Phillips (aka Day Wave) who co-wrote some of the songs and can be heard singing on the sweeping duet “Breakdown,” a downbeat call-and-response chronicling the petty desire to see someone who’s wronged you fail. When she’s not making music, Lew is an accomplished designer and tends to describe her music visually. “I’m not a synesthete, but I think about color a lot. Close Up was all light blues and yellows, an airy pastel palette. Stop at Nothing is dark red and night blue, it has its moments of brightness and levity, but it’s another side of me.”

Sea Lemon
Stop At Nothing
Luminelle Recordings

1. 3A
2. Breakdown
3. Cellar
4. Dramatic
5. Vaporized

Sea Lemon 2023 Tour Dates

August 28, 2023 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios w/ Hatchie
August 30, 2023 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord w/ Hatchie
August 31, 2023 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Music Hall w/ Hatchie
September 1, 2023 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour w/ Hatchie
September 9, 2023 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern (Release Show)

Pre-order Stop At Nothing by Sea Lemon HERE


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