One of Australia’s most prominent up and coming acts, GLASS OCEAN have fast become key players on the global progressive scene. Today, the band release the video for third single ‘Bolero’ from their highly anticipated debut album, The Remnants of Losing Yourself in Someone Else, which will be released on 21st August via Wild Thing Records.
Filmed in lockdown, watch the video to ‘Bolero’ below.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbIgmDiw9Xk&w=560&h=315]
Dialled back and more sublime than the album’s first two singles, ‘Bolero’ showcases GLASS OCEAN‘s ability to intertwine soulful groov and restrained passion, with an almost 80s power-pop feel.
Vocalist Tobias Atkins says of the video: “During the shooting of the video for ‘Bolero’, the country was right in the midst of its strictest lockdown measures. This made production requirements difficult to obtain. The silver lining was a chance to get creative with minimal tools, crew and sets. So my mum and I used what we could under the corona restrictions to come up with something we were really happy with. Along with the amazing editing skills of our chief of visual Adrian Goleby we ended up with something simple and vibrant.”
Of the track Atkins says: “‘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. Atkins 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”.
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