For their second release of 2019, Videocean have teamed up with Sea of Bees to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing with a song. They do so with a sound that could have been taken from the charts of that day. It salutes the glorious acoustic pop of the 1960s and matches it with interstellar effects deployed at the time by the likes of David Bowie to create a vast and dreamy soundscape.
South Londoners Videocean have borrowed the vocal talents of Sea of Bees' Jules Bee to add to the harmonies of the original members. Lyrically drawing parallels between the isolation of space travel and the lives of individuals on Earth, it considers the possibilities of people escaping to live their lives beyond our own atmosphere.
The song was recorded at 123 Studios in Peckham and it's 60s feel owes much to the analogue set up of the studio. This is not to suggest the retro sound gets boring and ‘On Your Own’ very much belongs in 2019. It's producers Brett Shaw and Rob Wilks have previous credits with Foals and Florence and the Machine, and their work shines through in this track.
It is a fantastic melody, played well and produced well. Be prepared to take off and land somewhere very other-worldly.
Written By Matt Nicholson
3.5 Hooks out of 5