Canadian pop-punk quintet Seaway just released a smorgasbord of songs with their new release Fresh Produce. The release includes a few new songs, a few alternate versions of previous tracks, and three covers.
The three covers include fellow Canadian Alanis Morisette’s “One Hand In My Pocket”, The Cars’ “Just What I Needed”, and The Chainsmoker’s “Closer.” All three songs are fun covers and good listens. With the new songs the band released on Fresh Produce, the two at the beginning of the record are the best. “Blur” is a tremendous song by any measure. If it weren’t for the reworked songs here, it would be the best part of the record.
The reworked songs on Fresh Produce are all great. “Something Wonderful” is a favorite Seaway song anyway, but the new version of the song is just as good as the old version. The same can be said for “Lula.”
Seaway’s Fresh Produce is a fun listen not to be taken too seriously. It’s a bit like a B-sides record but there’s more content and the reworked versions of the songs make it worth listening to. It’s not really an official album, but it’s still officially good.