Following its first play on triple j Good Nights, Ocean Grove‘s electric summer single CALI SUN is officially out this evening. 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…
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