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Oceanator Shares Video for “Heartbeat”

Things I Never Said Due Out This Friday via Plastic Miracles

Aug 25, 2020 Oceanator
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Oceanator, aka Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Elise Okusami, is releasing her debut album, Things I Never Said, this Friday via her own Plastic Miracles label. Now she has shared a video for her recent single, “Heartbeat,” which is a song about the anxiety that comes from having a crush on someone. David Combs and Ben Epstein directed the video, which features multiple versions of Okusami at a bus stop and in a park, as well as a black & white version of her that performs in a notebook. Watch it below.

Okusami had this to say about “Heartbeat” in a previous press release: “This song is loosely about having a crush, and both the grounding feeling and the anxiety that feeling brings. We recorded it all together like a live performance, and then I went back and added the lead guitars and the vocals. Guitar and vocals by me, bass Eva Lawitts (they), drums Aaron Silberstein (he).”

Things I Never Said includes “A Crack in the World,” which was one of our Songs of the Week. Then we premiered the album’s next single, the more synth-poppy “I Would Find You,” which was also one of our Songs of the Week. Then she shared a new song from it, “Heartbeat,” which was also one of our Songs of the Week.

Things I Never Said was originally due to come out on Tiny Engines, but then that label pretty much imploded after it was revealed that it was having difficulty making royalty payments to its artists, so Okusami is putting out the album on her own label instead. Although the British label Big Scary Monsters recently announced that they have signed Oceanator and will be releasing the album in the UK.

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