Fresh from playing a number of sell-out shows, Alex Ohm (ex of The lines) is pleased to reveal ‘Every Ocean’ the lead single from his debut solo EP.
Having been influenced by the likes of Bill Ryder-Jones, The National and alt-J, Ohm’s debut EP channels elements of those three, with lead single; the upbeat, string-backed ‘Every Ocean’ signifying an important time in the singer-songwriter’s life.
“Every Ocean came about with the arrival of my nephew combined with where I was at in my life,” says Alex.
“It’s a kind of… ‘if I could give you some words of advice’ sort of song that basically says: whatever you do in life, do what’s right for you because you’ll never please everyone anyway.”
Though Alex has gigged across the world with former band The Lines – including support slots with Ian Brown, The Charlatans, Peter Doherty and an appearance at SXSW – it’s a fresh start for Alex, with the EP being a long time in the making.
“The EP has that reflective feel to it. For me it’s a way of moving on from past musical projects and taking a new direction, finding myself and feeling fulfilled by the music I’m making.”
Armed with four completely new heartfelt tracks ‘At First a Drop, Then a Flood’ definitely has a contemplative feel to it. For Alex, though, it was just about getting back in the studio and putting his mark on things.
“I recorded the majority of the EP at RML Studios with a good friend of mine, Ryan Pinson (God Damn),” explains Alex.
“We began by making music for companies to use for their corporate events and that’s when I began getting back into writing again. It was clear that we have a great working relationship.
“I have also been working closely with another friend, Julianne Bourne to arrange strings and bring that orchestral sound to some songs. It’s been a great experience getting back in the studio and involving various friends in the recording process.”
Alex Ohm plays The Victoria, Birmingham on Saturday 20th May
‘At First a Drop, Then a Flood’ is released on 19th Friday May on CD, as well as digitally via iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud and more.