OK, guys. This song is super sad, so brace yourself.

I recently reviewed Twin Atlantic’s ‘Hold On’, a more upbeat, punchy sound from the band but this new single ‘Oceans’ shows a whole new side of these darling Scots.

These lyrics are as well crafted, as they are painful. Understandably about being lonely and, well, sad. Beautifully executed and without need for heavy drums, this song is produced in a highly pleasing way. Lead singer Sam McTrusty gently lays his vocals over the soothing sound of violins and soft percussion.

Specifically speaking, the lyrics in the beginning of the choruse below are by far my favorite I’ve heard in a very long time:

“And I’m making visits to the sea for visions of you and me and when I get there I will row oceans between me and my home…”

I’m not sure what inspired this song, but it sounds like what being emotional and pensive should sound like: undemanding, multifaceted and intrepid. Don’t let me sway you one way or another. Watch the captivating video below.

Check out Twin Atlantic at one of the UK dates in May 2015!

May 5: Albert Hall – Manchester

May 7: O2 Academy Brixton – London

May 8: O2 Academy – Birmingham

May 9: SSE Hydro – Glasgow

By Jaclyn O'Connell

Jaclyn is an equal opportunity pizza lover, and lives in the States (right outside DC) with her husband. She's also VultureHound's Music Editor, so that's cool.