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Sea Girls - I Want You To Know Me

Sea Girls
I Want You To Know Me

Once more, Sea Girls deliver something seriously anthemic. ‘I Want You To Know Me’ is a great addition to their forthcoming album, Midnight Butterflies.

The song is an indie stomper, with a shoegaze middle-eight and it’s vibrant in telling a story. The overt story sounds like someone sharing their dreams, but rather importantly the song is about how they didn’t. Instead, they regretfully sit where they listened to her dreams, wishing they’d reciprocated.

This sentiment is bundled into a song with a chorus that longs for the indie disco, so it’s a shame they bulldozed Thursdays to build another polished shopping mall. From a sonic perspective, it fits perfectly with ‘Weekends and Workdays’ and ‘Young Strangers’, the two other songs we’ve heard from the album. The former is an even bigger fist-pumping anthem and the latter a more sombre affair, though no less brilliant.

The video concept is a fun cardboard-room affair and kudos to the set designers who did a great job on all the props.

Midnight Butterflies LP Is Coming

It feels and sounds like a fledgling band making their energetic untainted debut record. It’s super optimistic and euphoric. There was a huge freedom in making this record. It’s an exciting time for music across genres, and who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?

Henry Camamile

The album, Midnight Butterflies, will arrive on June 14th, 2024 and you can pre-order it from their store on a special edition splatter vinyl.

I Want You To Know Me Music Video

Watch Sea Girls – ‘I Want You To Know Me’.

I Want You To Know Me Lyrics

There’s a storm cloud in my head
And I try to look my best
But the music’s always sad
And it’s almost always bad
You’re on every screen
On the tube, every magazine
And I wanna get out of here
If not now, then next year

I drove past your road last night
I sat by the wall
Where you shared your dreams
And I said nothing at all

But I wanna be a dancer, I can’t dance
I wanna be an astronaut, no chance
I wanna be the singer in a pop band
And I want you to know me
I wanna be a star on a TV show
Who always saves the day with seconds to go
And I wanna be somebody I don’t know
And I want you to know me

(Oh-oh-oh) ‘Cause I want you to know me
(Oh-oh-oh) I want you to know me
(Oh-oh-oh) I want you to know me

So what am I gonna do?
A boy like me who wants to be someone like you
And all that bubble gum ain’t sweeter than that
I’m gonna pay off all my debts
With my voice, right hand on my chest
Hey, man, hey, man
You got to really understand

I smoked on your road last night
I sat by the wall
Where you shared your dreams
And I said nothing at all

But I wanna be a dancer, I can’t dance
I wanna be an astronaut, no chance
I wanna be the singer in a pop band
And I want you to know me
I wanna be a star on a TV show
Who always saves the day with seconds to go
And I wanna be somebody I don’t know
And I want you to know me

(Oh-oh-oh) I want you to know me
(Oh-oh-oh) Yeah, I want you to know me
(Oh-oh-oh) I want you to know me

Thought I saw you out last night
But I’m not so sure
Thought I heard you say something
But it’s probably nothing at all
At all

But I wanna be a dancer, I can’t dance
I wanna be an astronaut, no chance
I wanna be the singer in a pop band
And I want you to know me
I wanna be a star on a TV show
Who always saves the day with seconds to go
And I wanna be somebody I don’t know
And I want you to know me

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.
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