The desire to be heard led to the birth of Seasick.
Seasick is a pop-punk quintet formed in December 2019, composed of individuals who each come from far-flung cities that forming a band seems a bit impossible. Raf Sanandres (vocalist) hails from Quezon City, Beet Ponciano (drummer) beats his way from Bulacan, Lex Agnazata (bassist) declares himself a legit Manila boy, while Ian Balagtas and Kidd Evangelista (guitarists) come all the way from Los Baños.
Raf and Beet were already part of the now-defunct Toxic Daydream when they met Lex at 5SOS Philippines fan events in 2015. Lex was then playing for Moonlit Pavements, and at some point, both Raf and Beet would play with them, too.
Forming a brand new band was casually being mentioned among the three, with Lex conceptualizing and saying that he could see great potential with what the group could achieve. They then decided to use Facebook to look for other band members and found Ian of pop-punk band At Last Farewell seemingly interested. Ian then recruited fellow guitarist Kidd, whom Ian also played with for his side project band speaksoft.
Unlike most heartbreak songs where the story revolves around the person who’ve been left behind, their single, Runaway, focuses on that person who leaves. Realizing that it is a big mistake, he tries winning the love of his life back, but fate seems to have a different plan for them. The song tells the world that the ones who are left may feel pain, but the ones who leave too, get their own hearts broken because of regrets.