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INTERVIEW: Oceans

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Thanks for the warm welcome! We are good! Gearing up for the next release and really excited to share our new music with the world.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Deep Blue”?

Absolutely, Deep Blue is our follow up to CAFM, which is staying on the same feeling on summer love, memories and lifestyle. We have tried to evolve the sound musically from Cold but keep the essential organic elements like piano and guitar in the picture. We hope our fans are going to love it just as much!

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

Definitely yes, as with Cold Ain’t For Me, this song is based on the story of a relationship. The memories and the moments shared between two people and the feeling whilst living those moments. It is a track that takes you right back to summer and it has all of the emotion and heartfelt wording that makes an Oceans song. We really want people to feel this with us and we worked really hard musically to express the story. Love is always something to write about and something our fans can relate to, what we aim to do is put a twist on to that. We call it ‘Summer Sadness” music that makes you feel happy 🙂

Any plans to release a video for the single?

100% HAPPENING! So after doing our first video in Bocas Del Toro, Panama, we decided to take the next adventure to California. The video is a continuation from the first story and it has been shot In Hollywood, Venice, Malibu and Santa Monica. We hope you will feel right there with us when you watch it! We worked once more with our director, Morgan Oliver-Alen to create a travel/lifestyle/adventure piece and we can’t wait for you to see it!

How was the recording and writing process?

Considering Cold Ain’t For Me was made in a bedroom studio in CPH, this process was a little better. It was made in TWO bedroom studios! One in LDN and one in Copenhagen. After myself and Jacob got the vocals down and worked on the production sound, we flew out to LA together to mix and additionally produce it in Aftermaster Studios with our mix guy, Andrew Wuepper. It was then that we decided to change the verse of the song and LA inspired me to write a new one. Therefore, we booked some studio time out there and put down the new vocals, before mixing those in to the track and mastering in Sterling Sound NYC was done by Chris Gehringer. To answer your question in short… It was quite an adventure!

What role does the UK and Denmark play in your writing?

As mentioned above, we both have studios set up, where we work so we often travel between LDN and CPH to work on new records. Both cities are inspiring to be in. Usually Jacob will be working on production at his place and I would record master vocals at my place but we always conceptualize, write and produce the demo together in Copenhagen before setting the rest of the production process up. I love LDN and am heavily influenced by the culture, music and people around me. Growing up I followed a lot of urban music, which is where I got my writing style and vocals from. Jacob is the same. He brings his own Scandinavian sound, which is modern, clean cut and melodic.

After the success from your previous record, were you any nervous while working on this newest single?

Actually we wrote this record around a month after writing CAFM. We had no idea that Cold was going to do so many streams and views out there, but we knew we were on to something with the style of the record. I would say the nerves kicked in more towards the end of the creative process. We must have mixed it like 10 times to get it right and we also worked really hard on the visual. The key thing for us is that Oceans is a movement. It’s a sound, yes, but it’s more importantly a feeling and a lifestyle we want our fans to get immersed in.

Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else than when you are writing in your own?

We are both the same when it comes to writing with other artists or producers, we of course take a slightly different approach. We are both very flexible in our writing and both have very eclectic styles so when we make songs for other artists, which we do a lot together, we get into a different mind frame to when we are writing Oceans songs. To be fair though, every session is different and sometimes just a tiny concept or an idea could turn into a new song. That is kind of what happened with our third song… Stay Tuned!

Does your new single mean we can expect a new album – how’s that coming along?

We would absolutely love to make an Oceans album, but for now we can only say that a few more singles are coming out before we make that decision. We have recorded about five songs that we feel could contribute to this project but we really want to let it grow with the fans and develop our fan base and our brand. This means we can deliver better records and as we grow the style will grow and so will the visuals of the project.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Not as yet!

Any plans to hit the road?

Now that we have our second song and a few more on the hard drive, we plan to go out and start playing a few shows later this year. We are so very keen to engage with our fans and meet supporters of the first record and the new one. We also feel that when we play our other songs we are working on we will get some feedback of what they like and what they don’t. Expect a few show announcements soon.

What else is happening next in OCEANS’ world?

Apart from a lot of traveling and a lot of studio sessions, not that much! Jacob is busy working on a few records and mixing up songs, just as I am. We are planning to get together within a few weeks and build on our live set. We have rehearsals, practice sessions and stage work to do, which is tiring but fun! Another note worth mentioning is that we are planning another music video shoot. This is something we can’t say too much about but there will be a new focus creatively once Deep Blue is out and about! We can’t wait to share more music with you!

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6hyNvgLMSY

VEVO 

http://www.vevo.com/watch/oceans/Deep-Blue/DK4YA1709050

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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