Thank you. We were experimenting around with the juxtaposition of something familiar and almost folky sounding sitting in a very cold and sterile environment. Mariqueen had this melody that would have been happy living in a Fleetwood Mac record, and we created this plucky accompaniment that sounded acoustic but was anything but. Then we put all that in the freezer. The full record expands the boundaries of the EP a bit more.
It is also one of four songs from An Omen EP featured on HTDA's first full-length release, Welcome Oblivion.
This is the album version. It was the second single released for the EP, and features a prominent stringed instrument being plucked throughout.
Ice Age (The Soft Moon remix)
This is a heavier version of the track, remixed by The Soft Moon. It has a darker feel, with many additional elements added by the remixers. It was released on HTDA's SoundCloud on December 12th, 2012.
Ice Age (deadmau5 remix)
This is a remix by deadmau5, originally released through his personal SoundCloud account, then commercially on his album while(1<2).
The music video for the song premiered just after midnight on 28th November 2012, and was the third video released for An Omen EP (the former two both being for "Keep It Together"). The video takes places mainly inside a log cabin built inside a rapidly freezing landscape. It begins as a predominantly performance video, with all four members of the band appearing. As the video progresses, visual distortions, similar to the VHS distortions used in the promotional art for the EP, start to form over the image to give the effect of tape damage, later combined with the effects of CRT monitor distortion. The video progresses to showing "home movie" images, with all people in the footage being blacked out, with the video distortions getting more and more pronounced. The video closes with the room freezing over.
Directed by: John Hillcoat
I find it looks the same but everything has changed I find remembering gets harder every day Sometimes I still believe who I pretend to be Sometimes well everything's exactly how it seems Exactly how it seems I see the color of your eyes has turned to grey I feel the wind is growing colder every day Sometimes I open up the walls and disappear Sometimes the crashing of the waves is all I hear Ocean Help me find a way Ocean Wash us all away I know that everything we did will come around I take the thought of you and burn it to the ground Sometimes I’m waiting for this ice age to arrive Sometimes the hate in me is keeping me alive Ocean Help me find a way Ocean Wash us all away Ocean Help me find a way Ocean Carry us away Every day is getting shorter I can feel it coming