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Beneath The Ocean Tide
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Blend of Electronica, Hip Hop and Trance with fast rapping and singing. Song tells the story of two kindred spirits who connected on a spiritual and emotional level.
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HipHop - Hip Hop General
Previous peak charts position #1,081
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #587
Imran Mandani
Copyright 1-952901141. 6/20/2013. CC BY NC SA
July 13, 2013
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MP3 5.2 MB  •  160 kbps  •  5:43
Story behind the song
"Beneath The Ocean Tide" is the second original Dance/Hip Hop song off my first album, Abstract Brown. It is a fast tempo dance-club song incorporating the use of synthesizers reminiscent of 80s and 90s Dance music but with a very modern twist. Nonetheless, the song's focal point are the Hip Hop lyrics, which tell the story of two kindred spirits who once connected with each other on a spiritual and emotional level, but currently experience "ocean tides" of setbacks that hinder intimacy. The lyrics depict the woman as having once been "broken pieced together." Her conflicting emotions causes the man to explain to her that he wants to "navigate her mind." The lyrics contain abstracts and metaphors as the man conveys to her that he truly cares for her and has lots of gratitude toward her, no matter what she thinks. She kept her heart like "buried treasure" but he'll dive beneath the ocean tide to find it. The song has a deeper meaning which come from the subtlety of the second chorus which becomes more prominent toward the end. "Natural Highs and Shooting Stars." I combined Auto Tune and Vocoder together simultaneously for a different approach to using vocal effects, essentially overlapping one vocal effect with the other which required three separate vocal recordings. I wanted to make the vocal techniques enhance the song subtly in the background. The song was created in such a way as to make it easier for others to remix it to Dub step or other sub-genres of Hip Hop or Techno. "Natural Highs" refer to states of spiritual bliss and "Shooting Stars" refers to the human body's Kundalini or "corporeal energy" that usually lies dormant at the base of the spine. These are esoteric, ethereal and Yogic concepts and how it relates to the song can be found out by checking out my website. The album cover art should shed some light as to what was going on in my head in the recording studio. The bridge is a fast rap freestyle to match the song's tempo. It sheds light on the abstract metaphors in the song's verses.
Artist: Imran Mandani Song: Beneath The Ocean Tide Album: Abstract Brown Copyright 2012-2013 Beneath the Ocean Tide (Intro) Natural Highs and Shooting Stars (4x) (Verse 1) Do you want to take it further? Gently push you till you do You put your heart inside a maze If I don't slowly make a move Move to fast, you shut me down Just tell me what I got to prove You're sensitive but full of rage Am I just lies and all just games? (Hook) 1x Grab my hand let's go together Close your eyes I'll guide you where your Dreams are take you there I'll just Navigate your mind You've been broken pieced together Kept your heart like buried treasure Take a breath I'm swimming deep Beneath the ocean tide (2x) (Verse 2) You keep your love locked in a cage You come off strong but too afraid You test to see if what I say Are false emotions that display We try to ride the stormy weather But love's an open umbrella Your tears are falling like the rain Let me wipe them from your eyes (Hook) 2x Free your spirit out your cage Your inner beauty will convey Just take a risk no fear of pain Or emptiness or fear of shame But you always fall back on your guard I feel it end before it starts Is all of him just all an act? Don't want to play a part (Bridge, freestyled) 24 bars You feeling like you drunk, buzzing off the love that is real that we feel with So tell me why you pulling away, ‘cause that’s something I don’t know how to deal with So I hate to act on this emotion of when I get the feeling like I got to walk away From this whole situation cause I know that you hate it when I talk this way And even though we act like we don’t even care that we even stop interacting Deep down inside, we want to stay connected, connection is outstanding And very magical Never gonna forget the heartfelt moments that we had the passion for That with a woman that I never even had before With all the happiness that we had never gonna let the past go And even though we got to look past all the bad all the madness can go Relish in the memories and let your mind open wide ‘Cause my love for you is ocean wide Jump from the friendship to the boat of love And hope that you really open up Don’t ever feel like you got to hold back Live in the present moment just let yourself go But we just fight with our pride and our ego But we can love each other with our soul Didn’t mean to give you roller coaster rides Meant it when I said I want to navigate your mind You and me by the ocean side Want to take a dive beneath the ocean tide Beneath the ocean tide (Hook) (Background Hook) Natural highs and shooting stars And lots of love and gratitude Natural highs, natural highs