Oceanator – I Would Find You (Plastic Miracles)

Oceanator – I Would Find You (Plastic Miracles)

I Would Find You, the second single to be lifted from Oceanator’s debut album, sits brilliantly between ’80s pop and ’90s alt-rock. 

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Oceanator by Alex JosephArtist: Oceanator
Track: I Would Find You
Label: Plastic Miracles
Released: 16 July 2020
Find it: Bandcamp | Spotify

With clipped drums and prominent bass we are carried along in the wide skies and unseen threats I Would Find You of the second single from Oceantor‘s forthcoming debut album.

The track thematically strobes implicitly through the memories of a friendship: the popping carnival lights and sunrise as you return home, the break-up chats and secrets. It makes the promise that friendship will outlast even the end times, and be resolute in the face of apocalyptical times. How many of us need to hear just that right now?

Musically it sits right between the shimmering synth waves of ’80s indie, and the warm full guitars of ’90s alt-rock. The spot it finds is pop, in the best possible way. It’s catchy and accessible – you are humming along and finding yourself singing along within the first couple of listens – but it’s also serious, and sets thoughts and feelings running.

In less expert hands this song would have a bigger build and drop, but it is the subtlety of the elements which raises this track so far above average, and will leave it with you long after the memory of its peers has faded.

”To the end of the world together / I will stick with you / I’ll never leave you’

Taken from the forthcoming debut album Things I Never Said this latest single is a slow-burning song of solidarity and reassurance in deeply unsettled times. Love comes in many forms and romantic takes up too much space in music. Friendships are often first, longer lasting, and as deep as any love and I Would Find You is a gorgeous set of platonic vows at the end of the world.

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Sarah Lay is editor of Popoptica.
A long-standing music journalist she's also co-founder of independent record label Reckless Yes, an author of novels, and when not messing around with words and music, a digital strategist.
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