The brainchild of singer-songwriter Ryan McCaffrey, Go By Ocean is a true labor of love. Releasing today, Friday December 14, the ambitious EP, “Faded Photographs,” it is the first taste we get of the musical project as a whole.
“I’ve always been mesmerized by music. I’m enchanted by the miracle of sound waves resonating naturally through the atmosphere and mysteriously working in harmony to draw out emotions in us all,” says McCaffrey.
“My latest work came together in the form of an EP. I’ve written a lot of material over the last couple years and rather than creating a double album, I’ve chosen to release a series of EP’s for this project. We recorded the first EP “Faded Photographs” at my studio in Marin County and explored my current cultivation of songs with a new philosophy and an unfamiliar methodology. I brought most of the songs in fresh so everyone worked on them with a first instinct kind of prospective. For me, “Faded Photographs” reveals a metamorphosis in my writing. An evolution of looking back on the last 10 years of my life, letting go, and moving on. Like many of my lyrics, the album reflects on harder times with hope for greater days ahead. “Come Down”, the single off the record expresses that exact sentiment. It’s an introspective song looking back on days when my addictions were out of control and holding on to how I currently feel today in more healthy lifestyle. Participating in the light as opposed to checking out into darkness. We had a ball making this album with an amazing collection of hearts that resulted in a record I am very proud of. My line up has changed over the years but our mission remains the same. To spread love through the art of music and hopefully give people the emotional responses we all share and find in the music we love the most.”