• This vulnerable piano ballad finds Hillary Scott singing of a person she loves but is emotionally unavailable. She is "tired of the shore" and wants to dive into the "beautiful and blue" ocean and swim with him.
  • The song was written by Sarah Buxton (Keith Urban's "Put You In a Song"), Tofer Brown (Jon Pardi's "Night Shift") and Abe Stoklasa (Chris Lane's "Fix").
  • Some people have interpreted "Ocean" is about being about someone struggling with substance abuse or depression, but Scott says she's addressing an impenetrable person. She explained to Apple Music she is singing of, "seeing the beauty in someone else that they might not be able to see in themselves in that current season in this relationship, and begging for them to open up."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Harry ShearerSongwriter Interviews

Harry is Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap, Mark Shubb in The Folksmen, and Mr. Burns on The Simpsons.

Don Brewer of Grand FunkSongwriter Interviews

The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.

Crystal WatersSongwriter Interviews

Waters tells the "Gypsy Woman" story, shares some of her songwriting insights, and explains how Dennis Rodman ended up on one of her songs.

P.F. SloanSongwriter Interviews

P.F. was a teenager writing hits and playing on tracks for Jan & Dean when he wrote a #1 hit that got him blackballed.

Name the Character in the SongMusic Quiz

With a few clues (Works at a diner, dreams of running away), can you name the character in the song?

Experience Nirvana with Sub Pop Founder Bruce PavittSong Writing

The man who ran Nirvana's first label gets beyond the sensationalism (drugs, Courtney) to discuss their musical and cultural triumphs in the years before Nevermind.