On 6th October, Zach Seabaugh released his new album Mr. Nobody, having already released music videos for a number of songs including I Miss Who You Were and Christmas Lights, with filming taking place in California and the videos directed by Emma Golden. Zach has very recently finished touring with The National Parks on their The 8th Wonder Tour and, last year, he performed on the Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors tour. Continuing to work on music in 2024, Zach has plans for new song releases. Talking to Zach, he answered our questions about his new release of Mr. Nobody, what his music videos were like to work on and touring with The National Parks and Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors.
Can you tell us about your new release of Mr. Nobody and how long have you been working on it?
Mr. Nobody is a collection of songs I’ve written and recorded over the past two years.
What was it like deciding on the final tracklist and have you had a favourite song to work on?
My favourite song on the project would probably be Maybe We Do. Reason being, it was a song that wasn’t suppose to make the album, I knew from the day I wrote it, after the tracklist was finalised, that the project wasn’t completed without Maybe We Do being included.
What was Mr. Nobody like to write and record and what did you enjoy most about working on the album?
Mr. Nobody is one of the most honest songs I’ve written. It’s a true representation of how I feel by default a lot of the time, and was my best effort to relay the goals I have as a person and artist. It’s a song I’ll look back to one day and smile.
Who do you think your album will appeal to and what do you hope listeners will take from the songs?
I can only hope Mr. Nobody appeals to all people who find it, just in different ways. Deep thinkers, people who love songs that just make them feel good, people going through heartbreak and despair. All the songs on the project have their own message and meaning to me, which is what I hope people can find in their own ways through the music.
How has it been seeing the response to Mr. Nobody so far and how would you describe your sound?
Seeing fans sing back the songs live has made the entire process of bringing this project to life so worth it. I wouldn’t have a job without the fans who listen to my songs and come to shows, which is the most special part to me.
You have already released music videos for many of your songs including I Miss Who You Were and Christmas Lights, what were the music videos like to film?
We flew out to California to film the music videos on the project, which was the coolest experience. Some videos are filmed in Joshua Tree, some in California national parks and on beaches in Malibu. We wanted to incorporate real life settings to these songs, which Emma Golden, who directed the videos, brought to life in the best way.
What is your songwriting process and how much has it changed over time?
I love to start ideas on my own, and then take them to friends for us to bring to life. I’m forever grateful to all the songwriters who helped write on this project, as I’ve truly found the people I enjoy making music with the most.
How have you found the experience supporting The National Parks on their The 8th Wonder Tour?
The tour I’m on currently with The National Parks has been one of the highlights of this project release. It’s my first true touring experience with being gone from home for a month, and the fans I’m meeting on this tour have made every show special.
Last year, you supported Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, how was this?
Drew and his entire camp were the greatest and most talented people. I hope to work with Drew as much as possible in the future, and will always be a fan of his music.
Do you have a favourite aspect of being a music artist and what are some of your stand-out highlights of your career so far?
I’m just thankful to be doing music as my career with the people I love. I try to take nothing for granted and soak up as much as I can, and look forward every day to connect with fans, whether that be through songs, social media, or live shows.
Where does your love of music come from and how did you get into it?
My grandfather was the first person who opened my eyes to music and all the joy that it brings to people. He would play me classic songs as a kid, which first sparked my interest to want to learn how to play guitar.
What are some of your favourite music artists to listen to?
I’m inspired by so many friends and peers but I love Ben Rector, Ziggy Alberts, Wild Rivers, my good friend Chance Peña, and many more.
How do you like to spend your time away from performing?
I love being with my family back home, and spending time outdoors as much as I can.
Do you have any upcoming plans that you can tell us about and what are you hoping the rest of 2023 brings for you?
I just hope the project I just released, and songs to follow in 2024, resonate with people the way they have with me. Music means so much to me, and for only one person to find comfort or benefit in the songs I sing makes it all worth it.
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