The Eighty Six Seas might pay homage to the 1986 Boston Celtics with their name, but rather than the signature Boston tough guy, their new EP, This Is Just a Simple Song channels someone you’d trust to bring your daughter back by 11 from their date.
Actually, The Eighty Six Seas is the moniker of Brooklyn -based Nick Stevens, whose thematic indie folk pop carries shades of Belle and Sebastian, The Magnetic Fields and David Gray; with perhaps a dash of Westlife, too.
It’s no wonder that This Is Just a Simple Song is a collection of wholesome songs with melodic piano and violin sections and gentle vocals.
The Eighty Six Seas might not be to everyone’s taste, especially those with a penchant for bad boys, but on the flip side, This Is Just a Simple Song is great for those who enjoy pure, unapologetically romantic music.
The Eighty Six Seas – ‘This Is Just a Simple Song’ EP Review
The Eighty Six Seas' new EP, 'This Is Just a Simple Song' is great for those who enjoy pure, unapologetically romantic music.