Peace against war. Hope against hate. Unity against division. Freedom against fear. Love against death.
The album was born and brought up in Kilburn, England, and comes to you by way of Austin, Texas. Sean is an unwilling member of the generation defined by neoliberalism. One of Thatcher's children, who became one of Blair's adults, this album is a howl against both, a direct challenge to a world where we are judged by what we consume rather than what we contribute.
Love Against Death is a direct challenge to a reality dominated by greed, inequality, and injustice. Love against Death is the choice we make at every moment, in every relationship, and by every action. It's about taking sides.
The album was recorded in Austin, Texas, and produced by Mark Hallman. After hearing Mark's work, with Eliza Gilkyson in particular, Sean realised he would be perfect. Sean wanted to capture his live guitar sound, and Mark is the absolute master in this area. As a session guitarist himself, he knows exactly how to record and mix different guitars. Mark has also produced Carole King, Ani di Franco, Tom Russell, Iain Matthews, as well as working with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Oasis, and Lyle Lovett.
Use the player below to listen to some tracks from Love Against Death.
You can buy the album here