Introspective and furious, Ocean Sleeper makes their mark with the anthemic Forever Sinking, out Friday, September 24.
It’s been two years since Ocean Sleeper graced us with their debut Aria charting album ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’ and with Forever Sinking, they have come storming back with their heaviest song to date.
It features all things that OS does best. The heavy parts are the heaviest you’ve heard from them while their shared love of pop music has delivered a chorus deserving of an arena!
The Gippsland, Victoria outfit first penned the track in early 2020 as they grappled with the near loss of a close friend. Forever Sinking underwent a deep transformation as the almost-tragic event was compounded by hard border closures and the sudden loss of support networks. “These events of nearly losing a friend was so difficult for not just our band but our friends and family. Having Covid lockdowns happening shortly after made it even harder being locked away from our friends in a time when we needed each other’s support more than ever” – Karl Spiessl, vocalist.
At the core of its message though, OceanSleeper navigates their near loss of a friend and complete loss of emotional support, despite the hopelessness, you can still burn out the misery and pray for change.
The lyrical themes on Forever Sinking are quite dark. The song outlines the mindset of an already damaged soul trying to function in the day to day world. After years of dealing with personal demons and mental illness, the protagonist is finally pushed to the point of complete emotional collapse. “I’ve been falling apart for so long it starts to show” Getting through good and bad days is how it’s always going to be, all that’s needed is support….
Forever Sinking is available on Friday September 24
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