The first 30 seconds of "Dustbowl" had me thinking "This is nice," and then Ben Smolin's voice reaches a higher pitch and becomes deeper in emotion, and I thought, "This is serious."
Ben and Alison Smolin's stories coalesce and echo the sentiment, "If loneliness is truth, then why do we all search for someone to wake up with?" The song asks you to inhabit the bare bones of its body, and expose yourself without consequence. In the end, it painfully accepts the irony of love; if we could be honest it would be so much easier, but heartache is inevitable.
Ocean Liner hails from Birmingham, Alabama, but currently resides in Nashville. Visit them on SoundCloud or Facebook to hear more of their self-titled debut album.