We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Oceans Over Airplanes’s new music video for their song “Skeleton Bones” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming Traditions EP.
The band comment on the song & video:
“This is the first music video to debut from the band. The song ‘Skeleton Bones’ is a reflection on the idea of change. Specifically the process you begin to go through when something ends and something future is still unclear. Analyzing if it was you or if something else is the blame? Knowing that you weren’t perfect, but you couldn’t have been that bad. Finally acknowledging that it never would have worked out, but still having those feelings of regret and that maybe it didn’t have to end.
These are feelings that can be found when ending any relationship, friendship, or even a career. Seems to be a struggle we all have had one too many times.”
“We have always been a band about relationships… we realize that relationships are what ultimately shape you into who you are.”
On Oceans Over Airplanes’ last release “Young Nights” they asked listeners to: “Remember How It Felt” They continue to further explore the depth of that statement with their new EP Traditions. “We make so many decisions out of habit, out of comfort, out of fear of change, that it can really damage and hinder that way you live and experience life.” In ordered to really experience this notion, the creation of the EP would have to break from the norm.
The band began the process writing as a 3 piece after the loss of a guitarist and eventually finished the process with his replacement, Ethan Grove. Writing with Ethan provided the band a new energy that immediately begun to re-shape the sound of the band. The members of OOA began to write music in a much more collaborative effort, where every member contributed to the creation of the songs and in many cases offering suggestions outside their primary role in the band. “Most importantly these songs are the result of our influences, not us trying to be another band that already exists, which is an easy trap to fall into as songwriters.”
Traditions marks the first time the band has worked with a producer as well as the first time the band has recorded outside the confines of their private home studio. The EP was produced and recorded by Seth Henderson (Real Friends, Knucklepuck, Sleep On It). The outside perspective helped challenge the group and push them into a focused, mature sound that they think truly defines OOA.
with Victorian Halls
August 4 – Penny Road Pub, Barrington, IL
August 5 – The Ritz, Warren, MI
August 6 – Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, IN
with The Major Minor
September 1 – Cubby Bear, Chicago, IL