“A river of thick melodies, hooks, itty bitty guitar leads & a sound that’s catchy & welcoming“.
“The kind of band that’s hard to describe without making tasteless allusions to coital interactions most men dare not dream of“.
One of Australia’s most prominent up and coming acts, Glass Ocean have fast become key players on the global progressive scene. On Friday June 26, the band released the third single, Bolero, from their highly anticipated debut album, “The Remnants of Losing Yourself in Someone Else” which will be released on August 21 via Wild Thing Records.
The track is dialled back and more sublime than the albums first two singles. Showcasing Glass Ocean‘s ability to intertwine soulful groove, restrained passion and an almost 80’s power-pop ballad feel.
Vocalist, Tobias Atkins says of the track; “Bolero represents the sentiment and understanding from being rejected. That attractive soul across the room may not want to dance with you. It may be because of their preference, or it might have something to do with how you represent yourself. How is it that you express desire and engagement in the outside world? Is it the real you or something else? Expressing the truth, with no filter or mask will attract something greater than impulsive desire. Maybe then the real dance can begin.”
“The Remnants of Losing Yourself in Someone Else” draws you into the waves of vocalist Tobias Atkins‘ heartfelt storytelling, which is escorted by trance-inducing heavy grooves, clouds of futuristic synth layers, and far-reaching, punchy guitars. Produced, mixed and mastered by Chris Blancato (Northlane), Glass Ocean‘s new record also showcases the continued collaboration with ex-founding member Nic Pettersen (Northlane) who co-wrote album tracks Voyage, A Dream From Which I May Not Wake, Soul Slumber, Divide, Pride, and Almaida. Swaying smoothly between genres and influences, the record ushers the listener through the compelling emotions and energy of Tobias Atkins’ personal narrative and magnetising vocal performances.
“The Remnants of Losing Yourself in Someone Else” started out as a concept narrative record which evolved through the creative process into an honest exploration of personal themes. Vocalist Tobias Atkins elaborates: “The band set out with a vision to write a specific story. However, it became difficult to force a narrative that wasn’t the truth. Instead, something entirely different emerged. The real beating heart of the album, the idea that the songs were the remnants of losing yourself in someone else”.
The album delves deeply into the highs of love and romance, and spirals further into an underworld of loss, tragedy, and malevolence. Tobias explains: “We build structures, only to tear them down. What was once there is gone, and replacing it is the remnants of who you are and who you wanted to be; a never-ending dialogue of forces subordinate to an ever-changing ideal. For better or worse, they exist here by the will of your own creation, through which we journey to find a covenant within ourselves and the world around us”.
The album, ‘The Remnants of Losing Yourself in Someone Else’, is available for pre order NOW!
With thanks to Maric Media