Kele Fleming rides an emotional wave with her remixed new single Sea In Me — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
But if you think you know who — or even what — the romantic number is all about, think again. “It’s a love song,” the Victoria folk-pop singer/songwriter confirms, before adding “I wrote this about the giant Pacific Octopus that lives at the Vancouver aquarium.” Well, that would certainly explain the sweet serenade’s unusual lyrical references to “eight hands” and being “pulled into inky black.”
Thankfully, even though it’s a love song to a cephalopod, those with only two arms will have no trouble connecting with Fleming’s message of surrendering to love. Sea In Me is an anthem of unity that brings together Fleming’s enchanting traditional roots with her poppier sensibilities — and features an acoustic remix from Jesse Waldman.
Written by Fleming and Ron Yamauchi, the original track can be found on her fourth and most recent album The Song I’ll Write For My Whole Life (2020) — a 10-track offering that arrived after a four-year hiatus. The accompanying video — shot by R.D. Cane at Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver — is a lush and compelling but intentionally minimal, offers a sweeping panoramic view of the great outdoors, with only a quick cameo of the artist herself.