“Ocean” – John Butler, Live Studio Performance
Aug 2012 07

My FM bio utlizes the incredible lyrics from JBT’s infamous song “Better Than” – words that I have carried with me since I was in high school – and just yesterday John released a re-recording of his beautiful song “Ocean”. Even without any words, this song is still incredibly impactful as it rushes and ebbs just like a wave – capturing the essence of the ocean, that is hardly ever effectively conveyed by words.

John recorded this in “The Compound”, his studio in his hometown of Fremantle, Western Australia, and is happy to offer his first official studio recording of “Ocean” as a free download…Here’s what he had to say about the song.

“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 — “John Butler (1998)”.
The song has been watched online incredibly over 25 million times in various formats, nearly always live, be it from MusicMax 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.
THANK YOU,
J.B”

This is truly incredible, and deserves to speak for itself – so I encourage you all to listen to this masterpiece in its entirety.

Download “Ocean” for free here!

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