The official follow-up to Mako’s debut album, Hourglass (December 2016, Ultra Music), “Breathe” is a velvety stroll through personal emotions and beautiful instrumentation. On the track, Seaver updates the Mako sound via percussion-powered layers, indie rock sentiments, airy electronic influences, heartfelt lyrics and a striking vocal performance from Seaver himself. Written and co-produced by Seaver, the track focuses heavily on its instrumental framework, which is simultaneously rhythmic and groove-laden while at the same time dark and atmospheric. The end result is a pop track built on elegance and sophistication and filled with organic sounds and instruments.
“The song is built around a pained style: a personal and soft voice telling an uplifting story,” says Seaver of “Breathe.” “It’s ultimately something that’s powerful and moving, but it doesn’t come without a little bit of pain attached to it as well.”
In support of “Breathe,” Mako is launching a 33-date North American live tour, which will see Seaver join a four-piece band comprising of Alex on vocals & keys, a guitarist, a violinist and a drummer. Set to launch January 2018 and run through late March 2018, the tour will bring the group’s reimagined vision to life via a new live show and will showcase the next wave of Mako as a live act, Seaver’s first true endeavor as a performing unit. Tickets for Mako’s North American live tour go on sale Friday, December 1, at www.wearemako.com. Full tour dates are below.