Barcelona, Spain

Tides in the Sea


Behind the Music

My process for creating music has always been very experimental. The only constant is a need to create something that comes from the soul and moves me as a person. For The Outlaw Ocean Music Project, I’d usually start getting in the mood by watching some of the videos or reading one of the chapters, at the same time noting what things and aspects evoked different emotions in me. I’d try to find a chord progression or melody that fit in with the specific feeling I wanted to translate, and then I’d experiment with different sounds and try to capture my soul in the essence of each song. 

The great strength of music is that it’s universal, in the same way as a book or movie. Music allows us, as an audience, to feel and connect with another human being — to see the world from their point of view, and reveal to us something we may not have seen before. When people listen to music, they connect with what it makes them feel. Each experience is different for each person, but my music aims to convey a multitude of expressions. This is a rather unusual collaboration to work on, but it’s indicative of what’s possible when media and artists work together on something that aligns with the public good. 

About Ericovich

Ericovich is a producer from Barcelona, Spain.

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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