Hot off the heels of their frenetic new single ‘JUNKIE$’ , Ocean Grove are welcoming in summer with the reveal of their new track ‘SUNNY’. The track premiered via triple j last night, and is now available worldwide.
It comes after the band also confirmed a new album is in the pipeline in an interview with Good Nights’ Bridget Hustwaite last week. Titled Flip Phone Fantasy, Ocean Grove’s heavily-anticipated second album will be released in early 2020.
Dripping in summer-y, Brit pop sensibilities, ‘SUNNY’ rounds out an exceptional trio of singles for Ocean Grove in 2019, alongside ‘JUNKIE$’ and ‘Ask For The Anthem’. The track explores the paradox between being stuck in a downward mental cycle and only wanting to stay inside, and how being outside in the sun can actually be the best tool for getting out of that rut. Ocean Grove frontman Dale Tanner adds:
“‘SUNNY’ is the musical antidote to the self induced slump that our generation, modern society and Ocean Grove as individuals can all relate to on some level. It’s a kick up the listener’s ass to kill the anticipation of what may be to come on any given day, and to get out into the Odd World despite their depression, existential dread or hangover.
“At the same time this track is also an ‘F You’ to anyone that looks down upon the recluse behaviour inherent in the youth of today and the joy that comes with partying, staying up late and sleeping in all day because you can.”
Off the back of February’s ‘Ask For The Anthem’, Ocean Grove embarked on a sold out national single tour, played Yours & Owls and the inaugural Land Of Plenty Festival and will round out the year headlining Melbourne’s Misery Emo Boat Party. Ocean Grove will open 2020 supporting The Amity Affliction on their regional Australian tour in January, before joining the inimitable Crossfaith on their EU/UK tour in February.
Flip Phone Fantasy
Out 2020 via UNFD