Ocean Alley’s newest album, Low Altitude Living couldn’t arrive at a more perfect time. Filled to the brim with soaring vocals, fuzzy guitar, warm bass and timeless melodies, this album is sure to keep you warm as fall gets into full swing and you find yourself longing for summer once more.
Complete with twelve songs that flow effortlessly into one another, Low Altitude Living clocks in at just under an hour, during which time you’ll find yourself easily immersed in Ocean Alley’s world. It’s clear, within just the first few tracks, how much care went into crafting the track list and overall flow of the album. There isn’t a single moment where Low Altitude Living feels choppy or disjointed. Instead, this album plays with ease, from the warm opener, “Home” to high points like “Touch Back Down” and “Drinks and Cigars”, to guitar driven anthems like “Parking Fines” and “Changes” all the way to the closing notes of “Lapwing”.
While overall, Low Altitude Living has a very clear vision and overall mood, that’s not to say that the album falls flat or only sits at one level, though. Soaring vocals carry much of the album and make way for rather explosive choruses, while powerful guitar work makes for timeless ballads throughout the album. Rather than feeling safe, Low Altitude Living simply feels comfortable and confident, if not a bit experimental in some of the more cinematic tracks like “Parking Fines.” This album is one that will be easy to play on repeat.