I’ve dedicated a lot of time to relaxed, laid-back music-makers recently, so today I thought I’d revert to a bit of rock! If you haven’t heard of them, We Are The Ocean are a 5 piece getting set to release their second album. One of the many undercurrent guitar bands in the UK, they stand out by mixing hardcore verses with melodic choruses, creating an accessible and appealing rock sound for those who are fans of the genre and those who are not. New single, What It Feels Like displays this perfectly. An auto-tuned introduction segways into a roaring verse which, unusually for the style of delivery, is completely coherent, allowing every single word to pack a punch. However, it is the chorus which really sets this song, and with it the band, from so many others. It’s more than merely catchy, it’s epic. The sort of melodies and sentiment that will sound best sung back at the band by a thousand voices in the middle of a festival. As the song reaches it’s climax the band add another layer by stripping back to Liam Cromby’s stunning vocals and a simple drum beat and rhythm guitar. Altogether, it blends into a multi-facted track that should delight many, and if the cries of the beginning are not to your taste, at least listen to the song as far as the chorus because the lyrics “Have you forgotten what it feels like to be loved” will be in your head indefinitely!