One Ocean

Album: La Gargola (2014)
  • This atmospheric track is Chevelle's ode to the Pacific. "It's about being called to the ocean for some reason," said Pete Loeffler. "Every time I'm on the West Coast, I've enjoyed the Pacific. I had been reading up on the ocean's health. If we keep polluting it constantly, that's going to catch up with us. We can't live without it. It's totally different for us."
  • The song is layered with blurry guitars and a contemplative bass line. "We've never written a song like it before," said Sam Loeffler. "That was a special one because everybody really felt it. It's one of our favorites."
  • Some fun facts about The Pacific Ocean:

    On September 25, 1513, Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa became the first European to see the Pacific Ocean from the west of America. A companion of Cortez, he set eyes on the Pacific at Darien on the Isthmus of Panama.

    It was the Portuguese explorer Magellan who first called it the Pacific in 1521, having encountered its waters for the first time on a particularly calm and peaceful day.

    Covering 63.8 million square miles, the Pacific is larger that the entire land surface of the Earth.

    The point on earth farthest from land is in the South Pacific halfway between Pitcairn Island and Antarctica, 1,660 miles from land.

    The Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench of the Pacific is 6,831 miles deep, the deepest place on earth. If a coin was dropped into it would take more than an hour to reach the bottom.

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