“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. 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. The band continues to refine and develop their brand of music that they credit being a direct reflection of their closest relationships and surrounding environment. OOA is a group that isn’t specifically from the fields of the Midwest, the bustle of the city, or the repetition of the sprawling suburbs. Instead they are a group of musicians that have found each other over time who are taking their inspirations/their experiences and making something you can remember.