The track ‘Ocean’ is synonymous with John Butler, from his days of earning a living busking at Freemantle markets to his live performances it has become a revered tracks by fans across the globe. To celebrate John has announced the first studio recording of “Ocean” in 12 years. The track was re-recorded in ‘The Compound’, his studio in his hometown of Fremantle, Western Australia in February 2012 and is available as a free download.
John Butler shares his thoughts on ‘OCEAN’
“OCEAN” is a very interesting aspect of my life. It is part of my DNA. It conveys all things I can’t put into words. Life, loss, love, spirit. As I evolve so too does “Ocean”.
The song was first recorded as part of my first album/cassette, “Searching For Heritage”, which I sold when I busked, then for my first self-titled studio album 12 years ago.
The song has been watched online incredibly over 25 million times in various formats, nearly always live, be it from Music Max Sessions or from one of the many festivals I have had the pleasure to play.
I’d like to thank you for your continued support over all these years; it means so much to me. I would like to thank you by offering this first studio recording of “Ocean” in over a decade as a free download. I recorded it in my favourite studio, The Compound here in Fremantle, Western Australia, a studio you helped me build.
This marks just another fleeting moment in a career that is very much ongoing. I look forward to bringing you many new songs and albums into the future and continuing this amazing journey with you ALL.