Symbolizing the collective responsibility in the surge of uprisings against Muslims and other racist movements in the Western World, the “Losing Sight” music video focuses on the idea that political decisions should reflect the right of every person to live a life without having to fear for their beliefs or their lives. It is available today to watch at THIS location.
Ocean Drive are a four-piece metalcore band from Montreal, who are denouncing the adoption of Quebec’s Bill 21 that targets minority groups (primarily Muslims and Jewish people), forcing them to choose between their faith or access to jobs in the public sector. With this bill, the government is fueling the growing anti-muslim sentiment in the province leading to acts of senseless violence.
“We in Quebec, and largely Canada, are not doing enough to prevent the increasing violence that is taking place. We need to take a hard look at our public system (political, educational, judicial, etc.) and do the needed work to reform it (or even abolish it). Losing Sight is our way to stand firm against outdated political and social messages,” says Antoine Beauchamp (vocals).
“Losing Sight” was released in November 2021. It was added to Spotify’s “New Core”, into rotation at idobi Howl and covered by press including Metal Heads Forever, The Tinnitist, The PRP and more. Stream it HERE.
From metalcore to modern themes and for fans of Knocked Loose, Wage War and Code Orange, Ocean Drive’s sound is in constant evolution. The group is always experimenting and polishing themselves. “Losing Sight” represents a comeback for the band, as they step away from their past sounds and explore more aggressive themes. The single sees the band pushing themselves outside of their comfort zone and collaborating with new people including Drew York of Stray From The Path. The single was mixed and mastered by Lance Prenc (Polaris, Alpha Wolf, Dealer, Diamond Construct, etc.). With a new lineup and a clearer idea of the genre they want to explore, Ocean Drive are building their future and looking forward to what the band will one day become.
They released their first EP “Snowpiercer” in May 2019 which instantly gained a lot of attention from the local heavy music scene. In less than two years, Ocean Drive played with an impressive list of bands such as Bury Your Dead, Upon A Burning Body, Enox (ex-Enochian), The Parallel, The Northern and Feels Like Home.