Oceans Grey have just released their highly anticipated single, titled “Eat Me Alive.” BRP’s Chelsea Renee Scofield sat down with vocalist Trae Roberts to discuss the band’s new single, their upcoming EP, their fall 2015 tour and more!
[Photo cred: Errick Easterday]
So, this is the band’s second release since Simon Says. For this single, how have you guys improved your sound? What sets this single apart from the songs off Simon Says or your other single, “Cut Ties”?
ROBERTS: I feel in this new song we’ve brought in a little more of a matured sound. We took a lot more time in and out of the studio to pick at the song and throw in every little thing we wanted for it to come out exactly how we wanted.
You described this newest release as the band’s “hardest hitting song to date.” Does that also mean that you would consider it the band’s best work?
The single is titled “Eat Me Alive.” What does the song mean, lyrically?
Though the lyrics sound kind of indirect, the song is about growing up with mental disorders (ADHD, ADD, bipolar disorder) with doctors putting you on a bunch of medicines that you don’t think are necessary.
Will this single lead to the band’s second EP or maybe a full-length?
We plan to have a longer EP released early 2016.
What does the remainder of 2015 hold for Oceans Grey?
We’re going on our last tour of the year [dates listed below] and taking the rest of this year to sit back and crack down on writing for this new EP. BRP
Oceans Grey tour dates:
10/9 PLAINWELL, MI @ BAD X SPORTS
10/11 LOUISVILLE KY @ SPINELLI’S DOWNTOWN
10/12 TENNESSEE, TBA
10/13 DOTHAN, AL @ THE DOTHAN PLUGHOUSE
10/14 MISSISSIPPI, TBA
10/15 SHREVEPORT, LA
10/16 AUSTIN, TX @ DIRTY DOG BAR
10/17 SAN ANTONIO, TX @ NESTA DIVE BAR
10/18 DENTON, TX @ MOONSHINE SHACK
10/19 OKLAHOMA CITY, TBA
10/20 SHIPMAN, IL @ SHIPMAN COMMUNITY CENTER
Check out Oceans Grey’s music here: https://oceansgreyin.bandcamp.com/
Written by Chelsea Renee Scofield