Hailing from the outskirts of San Francisco, Andrew Seely aka Morsifire straddles the line between hip-hop and indie alternative, crafting an indelible sound from his harrowing past that lands somewhere between Kid Cudi and 21 Pilots.
His painfully honest stories are lifted directly from a fractured childhood, raised by a drug addicted single mother and exposed to the untimely loss of his younger sister and father. The only thing that seemed to quell his anxiety was music, an art which he dissected and pursued with abandon, gaining acceptance to Berklee and studying music production abroad in Spain.
Returning to the local SF scene was always the plan, as the city had served as a constant source of inspiration, and he eventually decided to plant his flag and release a debut LP.
The title of the album, Metanoia, stands for ‘a spontaneous attempt of the psyche to heal itself by being reborn in a more adaptive form.’ This term seemed to suit the material well, as the resulting recordings became a strange, often psychedelic journey through the trauma he internalized throughout his young life. The tender “I Can’t Stay” was played on his dad’s guitar (“I still can’t bring myself to change the strings”) and the powerful “Contact” dives into the complicated emotions surrounding his little sister’s death, while other tracks probe the mysterious and often macabre nature of existence.
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