Winners of the 2022 Folk Alliance Australia’s Youth Artist of the Year, sister duo Oceanique, are flying into 2023 with an enchanting new single Time Passes that came out on 22 February, along with the announcement of their debut album Would The Light Hold Me, with vinyl and CD pre-orders available now.

Their harmonies and sibling bond have mesmerised audiences across the country with the album’s first three singles Emotional Weight, Hiding from You, and Like I’m Living, and their first east coast appearances at the Australian Folk Music Awards 2022 in Melbourne and Tasmania’s Cygnet Folk Festival. The Western Australian twins are basking in the excitement of this forthcoming album slated for a release in March plus upcoming shows supporting Emily Barker and appearances at Canberra’s National Folk Festival 2023.

Time Passes is “a song about the feeling you get when you return to life after time away. You’re watching on, have some kind of idea but no one’s saying anything, and you’ve missed information, somewhere in the time passed. A song about distance, drifting apart from the people you love and navigating life whilst time just keeps on moving,” explains the pair.

Together, their vocals, piano melodies, and the driving drums and bass of James Newhouse, soundtrack the lyrics as they navigate the consuming feelings that come with the world moving on around you. Turning their 8-year-old dream into a reality, Oceanqiue’s debut album Would The Light Hold Me will be released on vinyl and CD on 29 March. Having received support from Double J and ABC and community radio stations 4ZZZ, Triple R, PBS, RTR FM, and more, get ready to join the world of Oceanique as they turn poems and stories into musical musings for this folk-filled experience.

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