Premiere: Anson Seabra Stuns with Intimate Heartbreak Ballad “Last Time”

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The weight of heartbreak hangs heavily over singer/songwriter Anson Seabra’s “Last Time,” a bittersweet, somber, and compelling piano ballad aching with the pain of an inevitable loss.
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Well we must be insane ‘cus we keep trying this expecting to pull through…

The weight of heartbreak hangs heavily over singer/songwriter Anson Seabra’s new single. A bittersweet and somber piano ballad, “Last Time” aches with the pain of loss as the young singer/songwriter laments an inevitable, drawn-out break-up that’s well past due.

The Last Time - Anson Seabra

Last Time – Anson Seabra

I moved fifteen blocks away
‘Cus you said you needed space
But I know that that’s not true
And I know you know it too
They say insanity is trying the same thing
But expecting something new
Well we must be insane ‘cus we
Keep trying this
Expecting to pull through

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Last Time,” the latest single from Kansas City-born and bred artist Anson Seabra. Debuting in mid-2018 with the song “Welcome to Wonderland,” Seabra’s short career has been nothing short of breathtaking in its steep rise and continued expansion. Now signed to popular YouTube/music channel Koala Kontrol’s label, the artist currently has over 174,000 subscribers on YouTube and just under 900,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone, with his breakout 2018 single “Robin Hood” garnering over 15 million streams worldwide.



Seabra has painted himself as a ballad-focused singer/songwriter from the start, and “Last Time” is no exception to that identity. However, it perhaps goes deeper than he ever has before into the nuanced push-and-pull of romantic relationships – about how something you love can be toxic, and something that’s toxic can bring you so much joy and warmth, despite its negative impact on your overall health.

Seabra poignantly sings in of this back-and-forth duality in the chorus:

We’re running around again
Thought that last time was the last time
It seems like it never ends
We’re caught in past life, what a sad sight
I say we’re better off as strangers
Then I drink too much and call
Now I’m waking up in your bed
Guess the last time wasn’t the last time after all
Anson Seabra © Kelby Reck

Anson Seabra © Kelby Reck



Now everyone but us
Can see that this is done
So why are we like this
So blind to consequence
They say insanity is trying the same thing
But expecting something new
Well we must be insane ‘cus we
Keep trying this
Expecting to pull through

“Here I am, trying to refine my writing, trying to find myself while staying authentic, and most of all just trying to write really great songs that people will enjoy listening to,” Seabra tells Atwood Magazine of his new song. “I’m terribly excited at what comes next, although a little nervous, but I think with the right team behind me and a little bit of luck I’ll be well on my way.” Seabra displays an impressive depth of understanding throughout “Last Time,” wrestling through the feelings he has in his heart for his significant other, and the fact that this person brings to him more bad than good.

Nevertheless, like any compelling love story, “Last Time” balances the pros with the cons in its exploration of a complex emotional narrative. Seabra’s song leaves no stone unturned: He sits at the piano, exploring his perspective, his partner’s perspective, and the outsider view as he waxes and wanes poetic over a seemingly predestined fate.


In the music video, we watch as this dynamic plays out in full color between actors Bella Fernandez and Derek Kjenstad, both of whom display an incredible level of allure toward each other before blowing that connection up in a passionate, explosive fight. Glass shatters and words are exchanged, ultimately leading Fernandez’s character to storm out of the room… only to return later to make up with this person she can’t help but come back home to, again and again.

We’re running around again
Thought that last time was the last time
It seems like it never ends
We’re caught in past life, what a sad sight
I say we’re better off as strangers
Then I drink too much and call
Now I’m waking up in your bed
Guess the last time wasn’t the last time after all

An expertly-crafted music video and song full of passion, pain, and depth, “Last Time” sees Anson Seabra at the peak of vulnerability and musical nuance.

This is his finest moment; the perfect convergence of love and heartbreak flowing through solemn singing and moody piano chords. It doesn’t get much simpler, or much better, than that: And in four short minutes, we are left to our own devices, pondering the nature of our own romantic relationships and thinking back to our own fights, whether with present or past loved ones; how they affected us in the moment, and how they changed us moving forward.

Love isn’t a science; there are no easy answers, but there is an endless array of songs – and Anson Seabra has just made one of the better ones. Stream “Last Time” exclusively on Atwood Magazine!

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