Oslo, Norway



Behind the Music

One of the beauties of music is its ability to provoke emotion. In the case of the reporting in The Outlaw Ocean, music helps Ian more evocatively tell his story by highlighting a sense of urgency and providing the listener with another layer of depth to his reporting. The music specifically fits the story and the two bodies of work operate in tandem to express Ian’s thoughts and observations.

About Eery

Nils Falstad aka Eery is an up-and-coming lo-fi hip-hop producer based in Norway. Eery has been producing smooth, smokey beats since 2016.

The Journalism behind the Music

All music in this project is based on The Outlaw Ocean, a New York Times Best-Selling book by Ian Urbina that chronicles lawlessness at sea around the world. This reporting touches on a diversity of abuses ranging from illegal and overfishing, arms trafficking at sea, human slavery, gun running, intentional dumping, murder of stowaways, thievery of ships and other topics.

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