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Sel Balamir releases new video for nine-minute Seagull

Sel Balamir June 2021 portrait against a sky
(Image credit: Sel Balamir)

Amplifier frontman Sel Balamir has released a new animated video for Seagull, the nine-minute closing track from his recently released debut solo album Swell, which you can watch below.

"In my solo album Swell I tried to combine my twin loves of windsurfing and rock music," Balamir tells Prog. "Often when I am sailing out on the ocean the Seagulls will fly down low and fly alongside me.  It's a very moving experience. I tried to evoke what it feels like in the song Seagull."

Seagull also features on the cover disc with the current issue of Prog Magazine, which you can buy here (opens in new tab).

"Wherever I’ve lived, I think I’ve always been thinking, I’m just passing through here,:" Balamir continues. "Now I have settled just 30 metres from the sea, I know this is home.

“Every part of the ocean is different every day. There’s a strange magnetism about it. There’s nothing crowding your thoughts. It provides opportunity for you to look into the horizon, a huge expanse of space for you to develop your ideas...”

Swell is available now through Balamir's Rockosmos label.

Get Swell.

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.