SONG PICK: Slothrust – Once More for the Ocean (Video)
“Once More for the Ocean” is a refreshingly straightforward indie rock track that makes you want to turn up the volume and grab the air guitar when Slothrust mastermind Leah Wellbaum throws in a hot solo. The song is the third single from Slothrust’s upcoming album “Parallel Timeline,” out on July 23.
Leah recalls about the songwriting process:
“This song felt like it was handed to me by the ocean. It came to me when I was sitting on some rocks and staring at one of my favourite oceans in the world, on Star Island off the coast of Rye, New Hampshire. The bassline arrived first, and then the melody and the lyrics came at the same time. I didn’t have an instrument with me that week so I sang what I had into my phone notes and carried on with my day, almost forgetting about it entirely.”
“I have a unique relationship with this song because it felt like it came through me more than from me, though I recognise that really there is no difference. It is not the easiest song to sing or explain. At times I even wondered if it might be suited for a different artist. However after sitting with it for a while I have come to the conclusion that this song was meant for me and it is about the search for a greater consciousness in times of chaos. For me that feeling of oneness often shows up when I am spending time in nature.”
Watch the clever video, where Leah literally finds to herself:
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