Above the Ocean - "Love Song (For the Broken)"

New Release:

Above the Ocean Breaks the Mold with Debut Single "Love Song (For the Broken)"



Brace yourselves, fellow metalheads, because Above the Ocean is about to redefine your idea of a love song. Their debut single “Love Song (For the Broken)” released on May 10, 2024, and it’s a headbanging anthem of self-love that puts traditional love ballads to shame.
Hailing from the sunny shores of Portugal, this DIY Modern Metal band has taken the classic love song and given it a much-needed overhaul. Instead of wallowing in heartbreak and despair, Above the Ocean offers a powerful message of moving on and embracing the future—a sentiment we can all get behind. Who needs love’s sick embrace when you can have sick breakdowns and catchy choruses?
Recorded in their hometown of Évora by Xinês and André Vicente, and mixed/mastered by Marco Cipriano, this track is as polished as it is pulverizing. And let's not forget the music video, directed by Diogo Fragoso and André Bagorro, featuring the talented actress Catarina Escobar. Shot at the historic Sociedade Harmonia Eborense, the video is as visually compelling as the song is sonically.
In the words of the band, “We are thrilled to release our first single. The reaction to this song at our live shows has been amazing, so it feels great to finally put it out there for everyone to listen. We’re really happy with both the song and the video, and we think the lyrics have a very important message. Most love songs are about someone who’s been brokenhearted and is ready to crawl back to the one who broke them. We figured we should make a happy love song about someone who is ready to move on and leave the pain behind".
The lineup is solid:
José Saruga: Vocals
André Vicente: Guitars, Backing Vocals
Pedro Santos: Guitars
André Bagorro: Bass
João Carvalho: Drums
“Love Song (For the Broken)” is more than just a song; it’s a manifesto. It’s heavy, it’s catchy, and it’s uplifting—a triple threat that’s sure to resonate with anyone who’s ever had their heart stomped on. Above the Ocean has managed to create a track that’s both a middle finger to traditional love songs and a beacon of hope for the brokenhearted.
So, if you’re ready to ditch the sappy ballads and embrace a new kind of love song, crank up “Love Song (For the Broken)” and let Above the Ocean guide you through the stormy seas of heartbreak to the shores of self-love.
Rock on, and remember: love yourself first, and the rest will follow.