Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls, Humans of all makes and models….
I give to you, the new band name.
Picture the Ocean
We’ve had over a month to get comfortable with it, say it, think about it, talk to a graphic designer about it so that our album art is RAD and so we have a sweet logo to release at some point. Our producer Mr. Smith totally digs it and is stoked to be working on the first Picture the Ocean album. Speaking of Mr. Smith & the album, we were keeping this name a secret and hoping to release it in conjunction with a few new tunes; however, we couldn’t wait any longer!!! The suspense was supposed to be building inside of YOU PEOPLE, not KILLING US! haha The process of making this album is taking a little longer than any of us anticipated, it’s true. But let me be so bold as to say that you are going to LOVE every sonic moment of this record!!! We’ve been getting a mix back every couple of days and we are absolutely thrilled as to how it’s shaping up… It’s nothing like anything else we’ve done. We can’t wait to get it out to YOU!!!!
Picture the Ocean
Something that encapsulates the depth of thought we put into our sound and each song, the emotionality, the movement.
After announcing the name change in January, we decided to have a contest to name our band. We didn’t choose any single suggestion, however we did take a few folks up on their suggestion to look to our lyrics. We scoured the new words and Picture the Ocean is a phrase that jumped out at all three of us – that was the clincher: all 3 of us had to be sold on the name. The song is called Being Me and the lyrics will be posted on the website soon-ish. We promise.
~As an aside, but not really, we made public the name on the mic for the first time at our show in Golden, BC up at the Kickinghorse Mountain resort lodge, The Winston. It was pretty anti-climactic, to be honest. But at the same time, it felt good. A sense of freedom. Like we were bleeding off the pressure, in a way. Can’t wait to keep saying it!!!
So, to everyone who has known and supported us as Jesse Dee & Jacquie B, let us now introduce to you all the new name, the new sound, and the cohesive vibe that will from here on in define us as such: Picture the Ocean.
Thank you, thank you very much.
We’ll be playing festivals this summer under this new name. All interviews we’re doing for our northern tour will know our new name. We’re touring Europe in the fall and Australia in the winter under this new name. We might as well get everybody comfortable with it. We already are!!!
Don’t forget to pre-order the new album by Picture the Ocean which will be autographed and mailed to you in the spring. The more preorders we get, the quicker we’ll be able to get it out to you. AND, as a bonus, we’ll give you a free download of our current album Our Ghosts Will Fill These Walls!!! What??? 2 for the price of just one?? What a wonderful deal!