John Butler today celebrates 12 years of touring and playing his noteworthy track "Ocean," by issuing an official video and giving away a re-recording of the track, tying into his latest live double-disc release, Tin Shed Tales.
This special re-recording was captured in 'The Compound', his studio in his hometown of Fremantle, Western Australia in February 2012. Having performed the track to a worldwide audience over the past 12 years, 'Ocean' is today available FREE as an MP3 or as a video stream. Get it here
John Butler had this to say: "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.