He’s one of Aussie hip-hop’s biggest new names, and with two hot singles and a national tour (almost) underway, Seth Sentry is going from strength to strength.
You probably know him from ‘The Waitress Song’, or perhaps his new singles ‘My Scene’ and ‘Float Away’, which have been copping a thrashing on radio of late. Now homegrown rap prodigy-slash-breakfast-aficionado Seth Sentry has dropped his debut album, ‘This Was Tomorrow’, and is about to launch a 15-date tour.
“I’m pumped. I get to do a big set. I've never done that before, it's just been like these 40 minute kind of sets because I've been touring this five-track EP which I don't advise to anyone, because you've gotta flesh it out, so I've had to flesh [the live show] out with a lot of shit talking and mixtape tracks, but now, it's a set, it's an hour plus. We had to clip songs, which is weird for me.”
His first, wildly popular EP, ‘A Waiter Minute’, dealt with more than just breakfast; it’s laden with dark themes and general disenchantment, and Sentry continues to flaunt this sensitive side on the album.
“Probably the saddest song I've ever written is on there, ‘Ten Paces’, which is a break-up song. I find it hard to even listen to that, to be honest. I've done the break-up songs before but they're always like, loosely based on stuff and this is a bit more accurate, so it kind of takes you back to that place.”
Despite the sore heartstrings, Seth says he was in a better place this time ‘round than he was when he penned ‘A Waiter Minute’.
“I was just like a confused kid, you know? I did a lot of drugs and was working hospitality, which I detest, so yeah, it was pretty easy for me to just be miserable and confused, you know. And I think this time I just had a bit more fun with it.”
Seth Sentry plays The Zoo Thursday September 20 before he returns to play Sprung Festival at the RNA Showgrounds Nov 10.
View the ful Line Up for Sprung Hip Hop Festival