YOUNG OCEANS is a neo-alternative worship project that evolved from hymns penned and arranged within the Trinity Grace Church community in New York City by songwriter Eric Marshall.
The endeavor sprang up as a separate offshoot from TGC’s two live worship albums when an eclectic gathering of musicians and parishioners began exploring artful re-renderings of Marshall’s songs in a SoHo apartment. Untethered from the expectations of a traditional congregational format, including both length and structure, a musical ethos emerged that was more a companion to reflective prayer and meditation than a typical church experience. Attendance at impromptu gatherings soon filled to overflowing, and led to the recording of a studio album that could be shared on a broader level.
The resulting self-titled debut album was named Top 10 album of the year for 2012 by RELEVANT Magazine, and spawned first a companion instrumental album (BEFORE THE BEGINNING), and ultimately the follow up release ADVENT, first as an EP in December 2012, and then as an expanded deluxe edition March 2013.
The band’s fourth release and second full-length studio album I MUST FIND YOU will be released on September 30, 2014.