Prismia. Unveiling the raw edges with ‘Don’t Look!’

It's a maelstrom of distorted guitar riffs, potent drumming, and sharp synth work, all laying the foundation for Seymour’s fervent vocals
20 February 2024
Photo by Jimmy Humphryes

Seattle’s alternative rock scene has a compelling force in Prismia, the creative brainchild of Anna Mariko Seymour. Serving as songwriter, producer, drummer, and lead vocalist, Seymour’s latest single, Don’t Look! bursts forth as a powerful continuation of the rich rock soundscape she has been developing since her 2021 debut.

Don’t Look! draws the curtain back on Prismia’s realm of raw emotion and vulnerability. This track navigates the treacherous waters of societal expectations, focusing on the immense pressure to maintain composure and avoid showing any signs of disarray in challenging times. It’s a candid exploration of the strive for perfection in a world obsessed with flawless self-presentation.

Musically, Don’t Look! is a maelstrom of distorted guitar riffs, potent drumming, and sharp synth work, all laying the foundation for Seymour’s fervent vocals. The arrangement mirrors the song’s thematic essence, with a dynamic chorus that showcases Prismia’s punk roots through the defiant cries of “Don’t Look!”

This builds into verses that escalate in fervor, reflecting the escalating tension and frustration with societal facades. The climax is a masterfully chaotic breakdown, highlighted by a striking violin solo, setting the stage for an anthem that promises to electrify live audiences.

Photo by Jimmy Humphryes

Looking ahead, Prismia is not just stopping with Don’t Look!. More tracks are on the way, along with the anticipation of live performances, making 2024 a landmark year for this alt-rock artist. 

Prismia’s path transcends music; it’s an invitation to celebrate authenticity in a society fixated on maintaining a polished façade.​ Don’t Look! is a declaration, a rebellious anthem for anyone who’s ever felt the burden of being flawless in society’s eyes.

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