Since permanently trading Sydney in Australia for Nashville in 2017, Mitch Thompson and Tom Jordan have really been putting the Northern suburb of Seaforth on the global map. Their first release “Love That” which was released in late 2018 became the title track off their debut EP released six months later which really started turning heads across the entire world of country music. After five full year in Music City and being one of the most in demand acts on the festival circuit on both sides of the Atlantic, the next chapter is now upon us with the release of their new EP What I Get For Loving You” that be released through Arista Nashville on Friday August 26th.
The eight-track project which was produced by Jordan from their own home studio really makes a statement to back up the level of hype and rave reviews that they have received previously. Hitting over 340 million global on demand streams to date is no mean feat and as a wholistic project “What I Get For Loving You” really highlights both of the most appealing characteristics that have been a big factor in contributing to these numbers.
Firstly, they have a wonderfully perfected male two-part harmony sound that is as much a fit for tracks laced with slick beats as they are in poignant and deep ballad, which the EP has a great balance between both. The other thing is their charisma, they are great fun and as they had put it themselves unashamedly Australian where the energy (and top-level banter) from their live shows conveys so well on the recording in their up-tempo fun, summer tracks.
Getting to hear the tracks live straight away is not something we have been too familiar with but a refreshing treat as the duo were in the United Kingdom when the album was released. The trip may not have gone quite to plan but an appearance at both The Long Road Festival and Nashville Meets London, along with opening for two dates on Brandy Clark’s tour and a roaring sold out headline show at The Camden Assembly made sure that this release was having the ability to instantly connect with the audience over here. During their time at The Long Road Festival, we caught up with Mitch and Tom which you can listen to below:
Whether it be the summertime vibes of the Sean Kingston featured “Queen of Daytona Beach”, “Dr Phil” or “Magic” which would be completely in place amongst CHR stations anywhere on the planet and the good time vibes of their Jordan Davis collaboration “Good Beer” there are plenty of feel-good elements to this record which manage to be cohesively held together by slower fan favourites like “What I Get For Loving You” and “Breakups” that highlight that these two fun loving guys have a softer side too.
The second track on the album is called “Palm of Your Hand” whilst the way that the record flows to entice and excite listeners puts you firmly in the palm of their hands and really sets out such a strong base of creativity and energy meeting vulnerability and vocal harmonies that really symbolises why these two cheeky lads from Sydney are an act that you are instantly drawn to and want to GET IN on.
“What I Get For Loving You”: 1. Queen of Daytona Beach (with Sean Kingston) 2. Palm of Your Hand 3. Breakups 4. Good Beer (Feat. Jordan Davis) 5. Used To It 6. Dr. Phil 7. What I Get For Loving You 8. Magic
The brand-new Seaforth EP, “What I Get For Loving You” is out now through Arista Nashville and can be found HERE.
Mitch and Tom have just returned to the US following their trip to the UK and you can find all ticket information regarding upcoming US dates available on their website whilst you can stay in the loop with the guys socially on TwitterFacebookTikTok & Instagram.
True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt. Garth Brooks