PRLog - Feb. 8, 2014 - NEW YORK -- Seiichi Daimo: Seiichi's Japanese-American culture turned him onto playing violin at a young age, he then became interested in learning to play the guitar for the sole purpose of writing his own music. Without many major musical influences in his youth, a middle school-aged Seiichi found his way into a local music scene in South Plainfield, NJ. Brand New, Thrice, Taking Back Sunday, Fall Out Boy and City & Colour entered the fold as influences as Seiichi Daimo fronted his first band, playing music as a form of self-therapy. He explains: "It allowed me to take off the armor and the mask that I had on shielding me from the world.”
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Coming from a family that immigrated to the United States, he was frequently uprooted, moving from Manhattan to San Diego and LA, to finally settling in New Jersey. Seiichi's youth provided its fair share of obstacles. “There was a feeling of absence and abandonment from both of my parents growing up,” he says. "I was resentful. I couldn't relate to people.” So he turned to music.
Now a solo act, Seiichi Daimo continues to approach his music as an outlet. His debut EP "In The Inbetween" features four songs in a fleshed-out, full-band acoustic setting. Taking cues from the likes of Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly and Bob Dylan, the opening title track shows Seiichi knows his way around writing a comforting melody. The vocals are of pure heart, sung with passion to deliver open lyricism that is relatable for anyone: “I’m not the man that I wish that I was / But I do try / I’ll sing my heart out tonight.” Upon first listen, it's familiar, nostalgic and refreshingly new all the same. http://seiichidaimomusic.com/
"In The Inbetween" is the product of a man who wants to make his life his art, a man who uses music both as an outlet and as a way to hopefully help others, a man who isn’t afraid to confront the realities of life. “For me, music is a medium where you can be completely honest,” Seiichi says. “We all have closets we hide in, but music can break down those walls and connect us. I want to share my heart with whoever wants to listen."
"In The Inbetween" will be independently released on February 25th. It was recorded at Central Ave Studios in New Jersey and was produced by Joseph Stasio.
Seiichi Daimo's Debut EP "In The Inbetween"
Release Date: February 25, 2014
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