Today, indie-pop singer-songwriter Seth Swirsky shares “Sunny Day,” the first single off his forthcoming album, Songs From The Green Couch, due April 8 via Lolipop Records.He is a modern-day Renaissance man. From the #1 songs he’s written for Taylor Dayne (“Tell it to My Heart”), Tina Turner, Celine Dion, Air Supply, Smokey Robinson, Michael McDonald, Olivia Newton-John, and others, to his 5 bestselling books on subjects ranging from baseball to self-help (21 Ways to a Happier Depression is his latest) — to his multi-award winning documentary Beatles Stories, which is currently showing on SkyArts TV in the U.K. to the gallery show of his abstract expressionist paintings in Santa Monica — Swirsky’s creativity and accomplishments, know no bounds.
Of the track, Seth wrote:
“All of these offbeat, chaotic images of ballerina’s posing on cherry trees and wheels spinning backwards and broken clocks came to me when I first got the melody for the song. Then I thought, none of that matters—just as long as the ‘sun’s shining.’ That’s kind of my philosophy of life— that even in the midst of the everyday, omnipresent chaos of our lives, the sun still shines —and if you can stop and feel it on your face, it’s a reminder that life is so good. “
Speaking on the album, Seth wrote the following:
We all have a ‘safe space’ — a place where we can go and escape from the world. The green couch in my art room in my house is such a space. It was there where most of the songs on this album were written, either on guitar or with lyrics—thus, the title, Songs From The Green Couch.
Rob Campanella, of Brian Jonestown Massacre — who engineered the album— introduced me to two guys in The Triptides: bassist Glenn Brigman and drummer Brendan Peleo-Lazar. The three of us (me on most guitars, pianos and mellotrons) became the core of the entire record. I sang all vocals and arranged the live strings. L.A. musicians, Kirk Hellie and Fernando Perdomo contributed their talents on some songs as well. But, as I said, the core was myself and the Triptides, which added a certain ‘toughness’ to my natural pop sensibilities.
The record was a two year process: I started writing and recording the record at the beginning of a serious new relationship I was having — it continued during a very painful breakup. Thus, the album oscillates between many hi’s and lo’s for me personally, which are reflected in the lyrics.