Let Third Floor drown you in gorgeously melancholy with new jam ‘Oceans’
It’s almost been a full year since we heard the lush tunes of THIRD FLOOR, but he’s soaking us in his glorious return ‘Oceans.’ While having a year away from music publicly due to external circumstances might have a hindering effect on other musicians, Third Floor aka Aaron Bannie has taken it in his stride, soaring above and beyond the plethora of physical and emotional setbacks that tried to drown him.
For the past year, Bannie has been really put through the ringer, and ‘Oceans’ picks up exactly where he left off – his last track ‘Can’t Do This Alone’ described a relationship that was barely hanging on. ‘Oceans’, in between the infectious melody, the cinematic piano and the soaring synths that keep the track afloat, is at base level a summer banger that is completely drenched in emotional strain and exhaustion – it’s a beautifully powerful voyage through the mind of Third Floor.
Of the track, Third Floor says, “The single checks in on the story after the breakup and is taken from personal experiences (and potentially the voice of everyone’s experiences of broken love); the remnants of a broken relationship and the agonising conundrum of all the things left unsaid.“
“This year I have been recovering from an Autoimmune Disorder which had me undergo major surgery with a further two to go. I wrote this track during a time of emotional turmoil and hospitalisation, and is a reflection of my headspace at the time.”
With actual waves sampled in the making of this gorgeous banger, Third Floor has beautifully, even if under painful circumstances, created a seamless mix of dancefloor filler and heartbreaking storytelling.
Words by JACKSON LANGFORD