July 16, 2021
Written By Alexia Abarca
DON'T YELL MAN OVERBOARD JUST YET! DEREK CHRISTENSEN DEBUTS HIS NEW SINGLE "SEASICK"
Don’t walk the plank just yet, Utah based Ska-Punk artist Derek Christensen has just released his unique and energetic single ‘Seasick’. If you enjoy PUP, Remo Drive, with a tiny splash of hearty pirate puns, then you’ll feel right at home or... um... right at shore when listening to this vibrant single.
The airy single exudes beach day vibes and the feeling of being surrounded by people you love. It makes me reminisce on the time I spent with my friends the summer before we all split for college. Ripe for replays, the tune will surely stick in the heads of listeners eager for additions to their summer playlist.
Despite the single feeling light-hearted and jaunty, ‘Seasick’ evokes an emotional feeling which makes the track so incredibly unique. Derek Christensen does a phenomenal job at developing a soundtrack that not only makes you want to dance your heart out, but also does a spectacular job at creating something personal to him. I am always the first to say that if you pour your heart and soul into something not only is it special to you, but it can also become something other people can relate to and I think Derek Christensen really knows how to connect with listeners through his music.
‘Seasick’ is about a friend group that had eventually lost one member who went to embark on a new journey across seas, leaving the other two feeling completely lost. They realize that now that they were all that each other had, evoking this certain ‘ well, I guess you’re stuck with me’ mentality. You blatantly see the track hinting at this through the lyrics “We’re lost at sea, you’re stuck with me” which I find humorous to hide such a personal feeling within a pirate pun.
With ‘Seasick’ being only his third official release, Derek Christensen has shown he has a diverse range of modulation. Batten down the hatches, because he is about to take the DIY scene by storm and we cannot wait to ‘release the kraken’ in the pit when live shows return.