JOHN BUTLER THANKS FANS WITH FREE RE-RECORDED SIGNATURE TRACK “OCEAN”
The epic guitar track “Ocean” is synonymous with John Butler, undeniably one of the most successful independent artists of the current era. Since 1998 when he busked to earn a living at Fremantle markets, it has become the revered, and often the hero track of his live performances. John Butler is now celebrating his signature track with his global fan base and with that announces the first studio recording of “Ocean” in 12 years. This special re-recording was captured in ‘The Compound’, his studio in his hometown of Fremantle, Western Australia in February 2012.
John Butler shares his thoughts with us today about this compelling instrumental which has tuned in and turned on so many fans around the world:
“OCEAN” is a very interesting aspect of my life. It is part of my DNA. It conveys all things I can’t put into words. Life, loss, love, spirit. As I evolve so too does “Ocean”.
The song was first recorded as part of my first album/cassette, “Searching For Heritage”, which I sold when I busked, then for my first self-titled studio album 12 years ago.
The song has been watched online incredibly over 25 million times in various formats, nearly always live, be it from Music Max Sessions or from one of the many festivals I have had the pleasure to play.
I’d like to thank you for your continued support over all these years; it means so much to me. I would like to thank you by offering this first studio recording of “Ocean” in over a decade as a free download. I recorded it in my favourite studio, The Compound here in Fremantle, Western Australia, a studio you helped me build.
This marks just another fleeting moment in a career that is very much ongoing. I look forward to bringing you many new songs and albums into the future and continuing this amazing journey with you ALL.