GLASS OCEAN have unveiled new single / video, ‘Voyage,’ and announced the release of debut album The Remnants of Losing Yourself in Someone Else on 21st August via Wildthing Records.
Co-written with founding GLASS OCEAN member and Northlane drummer, Nic Pettersen, watch the video to ‘Voyage’ here: https://youtu.be/vCXL1-kJj7k
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Vocalist Tobias Atkins comments: “For selfish and foolish reasons we can lead ourselves down paths with serious consequences. Under the guise of a virtuous pursuit or belief, we try defy nature herself to bend the rules of reality to our ideology. The repercussion for doing so can result in something catastrophic or traumatic. Something you may never come back from. Something you could of avoided if you had only listened to a voice on the wind that cared deeply about your wellbeing. Sacrifice yourself and your view of the world, if it means you will lead a better life”
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”.
‘Voyage’ follows the first single released from the album, ‘Beyond Us’, watch the video here: https://youtu.be/rGzLpcYVo7E
GLASS OCEAN are for fans of TesseracT, INXS, The 1975, Karnivool, Circa Survive, Yes & more