“Sailing Back to the Pier” is just one of the eccentrically arrestive singles which you will find on John Greska’s latest album “Life as An Ocean”. The single can only be described as a feat of shimmering orchestral sea shanty chaos. Even finding those words to allude to the high-octane furore of Sailing Back to the Pier was a stretch.
It’s definitely a single which requires repeat attention to unpack the myriads of layers and stylistic influences which have been thrown into the orchestration. The Indie artist even finds a way to worm in some Jim Jones frenetic energy into the instrumental mix, which sits somewhere between the Fantasia soundtrack and what you’d hear if you went to the worlds most frenzied carnival on earth.
You can check out Sailing Back to The Pier along with the rest of John Greska’s latest album for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast