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"This band does not lend itself to comparison, but My Morning Jacket/Jim James fans will find something to love from the opening bell. The full range of the five-piece band is on display on the initial track, 'The Room/The Circus/The Field.' This opus is a sonic roller coaster. Sean McDermott’s songwriting is deft and earnest, layered over drifting melodies and tempo changes.
TOC had a plan for this record, as opposed to their more freewheeling freshman album, and it shows from the jump. There are 12 songs on I WAS BORN TO FLOAT, and each is distinctive, yet there are common threads that tie this work together. Themes of innocence, youth, courage, change and acceptance are woven throughout the album, but it never comes off as heavy-handed or preachy. These are songs of exploration, of struggle and of celebration. This is one beautifully honest record. " - Devil Strip Magazine (2019)