“This song is essentially about being so into someone that you can’t help but get distracted by how good they look and end up canceling plans just to be with them,” said the duo’s Tom Jordan and Mitch Thompson. “Musically and lyrically, it’s a bit different for us, and it feels like a progression. We remember diving in pretty deep on the lyrics and taking our time getting the phrasing and internal rhymes right the day we wrote it. We loved it after we wrote it, but it was one that crept up on us over time. We’re excited for people to hear this one and hopefully relate it to their own lives in some way.”
Featuring the pair’s signature harmonies and progressive production, “I Can’t Take You Anywhere” was written by Jordan and Thompson with Zack Dyer and Paul Overstreet.
Seaforth has been playing the song to rabid crowds on their headlining ABOUT TIME TOUR, which expanded to the US following a standout run in their native Australia.
“We have started playing it on our current tour, and it’s been a blast. It’s always exciting to play something new, and fans haven’t booed us off stage yet, so that’s a good sign,” joked Jordan and Thompson.
With recent sellouts in New York City and Asbury Park, N.J., the ABOUT TIME TOUR continues across the States next week in Ohio and Michigan before Seaforth hit summer festivals including Stagecoach, Gulf Coast Jam, CMA Fest, and more.
Lifelong friends Tom Jordan and Mitch Thompson have created an unmistakable sound, evoking the laid-back, summery spirit of their Australian hometown. It was there, in Sydney, New South Wales, where they formed country band Seaforth, naming it after their native suburb north of the city. The two joined forces as a duo when Jordan returned to Seaforth after living and songwriting in Los Angeles for two years. After penning a few songs together, they began making trips to Nashville to showcase their music. Ultimately, after a fateful performance at Nashville’s The Basement, they were offered a record deal with Sony Music Nashville on the spot and moved to Music City in late 2017.
Fast-forward one year, and they released their debut single to country radio, “Love That,” which was packaged together with three more tracks and released as their debut EP of the same name. The short-player, co-produced by Seaforth and Huff, garnered praise from outlets like Billboard and Sounds Like Nashville and earned them a nomination for MusicRow Discovery Artist of the Year. The duo has also been awarded the prestigious ARPA Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year-Nashville. Later that year, they dropped Gold-certified single “Anything She Says,” their collaboration with Sony Music Nashville labelmate Mitchell Tenpenny, which placed on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts and has amassed over 85 million on-demand streams. In September 2019, they unveiled Reimagined, a two-song project reworking two cuts from their debut, “Love That” and “Good and Gone,” with sparse instrumentation and orchestral strings. That same month, they made their Grand Ole Opry debut. One year later, Seaforth returned to new music platforms with “Everything Falls For You,” their most mature offering up to that point. While matching the lively spirit of their past music, “Everything Falls For You” elevated Seaforth’s sound to new creative heights with its swung, graceful rhythm and thoughtful hook. Soon after, “Talk About” and “Close Enough” followed suit, tapping into the intense feelings and lack of clarity at the start of a relationship. Meanwhile, “Breakups” arrived in January 2021, which Billboard lauded as an “acoustic tale of the lingering anguish following a breakup.” The track pairs Jordan and Thompson’s silky vocals atop a swooning acoustic track for one of their most personal, heartfelt performances to date. With a sing-along chorus and plaintive feel, “Breakups” is a commanding entry as one of the first country heartache songs of the year. Seaforth then released their latest EP What I Get For Loving You in 2022, featuring single “Queen Of Daytona Beach” with Sean Kingston. “I Can’t Take You Anywhere” marks their first release of 2023.
Throughout the evolution of their sound, from their earliest days jamming on guitar to opening for stars like Kane Brown and Brett Young, Jordan and Thompson have remained steadfast in their authentic approach and fine-tuned workflow.