I wasn’t much of a fan of Seether until I saw them do some acoustic versions of a few songs on some DirecTV music channel. The lead singer’s voice is made to be seen live. A few bands in their genre actually have this ability. I would put them in the same boat as Staind, Sevendust, and Breaking Benjamin by having the ability to sound great when you strip down their music into an intimate setting. I would like to see them go on a acoustic tour.
Their new song “Rise Above This,” is surprisingly good. I say “surprisingly good” because I seem to like everything they put out and I’m surprised by that. I don’t anxiously await the next Seether track to his the radio, I just happen to run into it randomly. I think their last two albums are great and gets the White Boy’s approval.
Shaun Morgan, Seether’s lead singer, has battled addiction and has been in rehab many times. He dated Evanescence’s Amy Lee for quite some time, but after their break-up she wrote “Call Me When You’re Sober” and “Lithium” about Morgan. I was always intrigued by the Morgan/Lee relationship. The guy isn’t a looker, but when you’re talented you get some ladies.
Here is the video for “Rise Above This”