LEGAL DOWNLOAD OF HOTBLACK (CLICK HERE)
You know when Kate Bush runs up to that hill with all those sacred, tort and yet identifiable wistful emotions? Its a beautiful song. As is Coldplay's Fix You, Annie's Why and Robbie Williams Angels. They connect. They have with me anyway. Sitting at the bus-stop on the way to school facing another lecture from ones science teacher regarding a failed test. Or, realizing a lover was now an ex and was never, ever, coming back despite all your hopes. Or, that rush of love when a dearly missed friend appears from the arrivals lounge at an airport looking rather flustered from their long-haul flight and yet so happy to see you. These songs somehow encapsulate tearful moments of both joy and sorrow. They entwine the human nervous system and sink into the veins. So much so that occasionally they tip into the realm of annoyance (how dare a song get me to feel that way!).
Well, when I first heard Hotblack by Oceanship my heart skipped a beat. This was, for me, one of those guitar based songs which was distinctly emotional but manages to cross into that weird realm of pop. This track, this epic opus, secures that strange twist of amalgamating strands of genres of rock with soothing simple poppy chords. The chorus isn't simply just good but instead tucks you up in bed so cosy you refuse to get out. Effortlessly warm in melody, OceanShip (consisting of Brad Lyons on vocals and Carly Paradis on piano) refuse to produce traditional guitar pop. Check out their songs on myspace. Don't Me Wear Out recalls second album Siobhan Donaghy with its spookily echoes reverberating throughout the glorious yet bewildering piece of music. It needs to be listened to be understood. It unclicks itself. Deconstructive music at its best.
So, Hotblack is available to download today for a very short time (the Itunes version of Hotblack will be of a much higher quality-this is just a teaser/taster!). You see, they are on the verge of releasing their album Stateside & I personally can't wait to hear the entire Cd if the myspace songs are anything to go by. Hotblack is also the lead single with a video to appear very soon. Brads tender yet bold voice fuses so well with Carly's beautifully tempered piano playin'. I love the blips, the strings and spiraling emotions expressed on Excited. Yes, Oceanship are a very interesting band indeed. If there is any justice in the world this band will go places next year. I truly hope so! Absolutely beautiful and beautifully absolute!