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Following its first play on triple j Good Nights, Ocean Grove‘s electric summer single ‘CALI SUN’ is officially out now. This positive, passionate and uplifting earworm also comes alongside a trippy new music video.

Thematically, ‘CALI SUN’ exemplifies the Ocean Grove ethos to critically question the norm and champion the anti-norm. It features both inspired sonics and an equally inspired message to match.

“Paradisiacal and enticing, ‘CALI SUN’ represents the ultimate marketplace for the senses whether they lust for fame, money or success. Not your stereotypical heartbreak story, ‘CALI SUN’ is a nod to the land and opulence of California herself,” says Ocean Grove.

“As the song reveals, human dependence on anything feel-good in excess never ultimately rewards or fulfils the user, rather leaving them on a perpetual chase that can only be checked through a journey of self-realisation. Left to its own devices, we consider this dependence the work of the enemy mind, an insidious yet inherent part of us all. Without maintaining PMA, our vulnerability to chasing a high will always tempt and taunt us.”

The sweltering anthem also marks Ocean Grove’s first release as a trio following the amicable departure of guitarist Matt Henley last month.

Unsurprisingly, ’CALI SUN’ continues to demonstrate the unstoppable force of creative energy oozing from OG. This is a group that’s tighter than ever, emboldened with clarity, confidence and many daring plans yet to be revealed…

Stay tuned for more Oddworld news soon.

More about Ocean Grove:
Ocean Grove released their technicolored sophomore record Flip Phone Fantasy in 2020 to widespread acclaim and a #8 ARIA Album Chart debut. Beyond global media praise for its lawless creativity and no fucks attitude from the likes of Kerrang!, The Music (Album Of The Week), Hysteria and more, Flip Phone Fantasy saw multiple singles on rotation at triple j and has now soared to nearly 17 Million streams.Ocean Grove have kept busy since its release, revealing alternate cuts from the record including ‘SUNNY’ (Remix) and ‘SHIMMER’ (Acoustic), officially releasing the hidden LP track ‘DREAM’, and taking to triple j’s acclaimed Like A Version segment with a cover of Sneaky Sound System’s ‘UFO’ earlier this year.

It could be said that the power of the Oddworld – Ocean Grove’s hyper-real universe where personal freedom, creativity, alternative thinking and individualism reign – was truly unlocked with their last record. Now, the release of ‘CALI SUN’ and beyond is set to prove yet again that the Ocean Grove creative movement is a force that can’t be stopped.

While in the midst of birthing more new music to accompany ‘CALI SUN’, Ocean Grove are also set to bring their Flip Phone Finally Tour to the masses as soon as new dates can be rescheduled.

Dale Tanner Vocals
Twiggy Hunter Bass/Vocals
Sam Bassal Drums/Studio Guitars/Production


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