Sometimes, all it takes is a song to bring people together. Otis Pavlovic and Royel Maddell might never have started making music with each other were it not for the sublime sound of Long Island duo the Alessi Brothers’ 1976 single ‘Seabird’. A formative yacht-rock anthem that combines a little bit of Steely Dan with a whole lot of soul and falsetto harmonies, it was love at first listen for both Pavolvic and Maddell. When the pair of relative strangers ended up exchanging ideas for a potential project, both knew exactly what they wanted it to sound like:‘Seabird’. “It’s stunning,” explains Maddell. “Fucking flawless.”
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