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Put Up a Bet by Sean Waters & the Sunrise Genius

A Soulful Indie Folk Odyssey

Sean Waters & the Sunrise Genius, hailing from Northern Colorado, have recently graced the indie folk scene with their latest single “Put Up a Bet.” Released twelve days ago by Syncopate Media, this track is a serene yet profound addition to winter acoustic playlists, perfect for reflective moments and belated New Year’s resolutions. Its mellow, chill vibes are akin to the works of Coldplay, Gregory Alan Isakov, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bon Iver, and Ben Howard, making it a must-listen for fans of indie folk and folk-rock.

“Put Up a Bet” is an introspective look at life through the lens of a poker game, a metaphor for the unpredictability and the highs and lows we encounter. The lyrics “Please don’t take bad breaks the wrong way / throw your hands up to what the cards say” encapsulate a philosophy of resilience and acceptance. This song is not just music; it’s a guide to navigating life’s complexities with grace.

Recorded at The Wisdom Workshop Creative Studio in 2021 and mixed and mastered by Tyler Lindgren in the VOID in 2023, “Put Up a Bet” is a product of meticulous craftsmanship. Sean Waters’ multifaceted talent shines through in his roles as a guitarist, vocalist, and synth player, supported by Tyler Lindgren on drums and backing vocals, and Justin Andres on bass.

Sean Waters, a Colorado native raised by hippies, has a rich history in music, from performing in the acclaimed jam-rock band Wasabi to the indie-folk duo the Seers. His journey, marked by a thousand shows and a break in the industry in 2019, has been one of relentless pursuit and evolution in the musical landscape.

Listeners can immerse themselves in the world of Sean Waters & the Sunrise Genius on Spotify, where their discography is a testament to their growth and exploration in indie folk. Their SoundCloud page SeanWatersCO offers an array of tracks showcasing their diverse range and musical depth.

The band’s YouTube channel Sean Waters & the Sunrise Genius is a visual journey into their music, providing fans with a deeper connection to their artistry. Furthermore, their Instagram @seanwaters_ and Facebook page Sunrise Genius are platforms for updates, behind-the-scenes looks, and fan interactions.

“Put Up a Bet” stands as a testament to Sean Waters & the Sunrise Genius’s ability to blend soulful lyrics with soothing melodies, creating a sound that resonates with the heart and soul of indie folk enthusiasts.