• Tiana Speter

MUSIC NEWS: Come get around a dreamy acoustic version of Ocean Grove's 'Shimmer'!


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Sittin' pretty on over 9 million streams for their sophomore LP Flip Phone Fantasy that released earlier this year, oddball overlords Ocean Grove have returned bearing a creamy stripped-back cut of the delightful Shimmer to whisk you away to a balmy dreamworld.

With their startlingly fresh sophomore album Flip Phone Fantasy debuting at #8 on the ARIA album chart, Ocean Grove have no doubt had a cracker 2020 despite the perilous surrounds that has accompanied the music industry. With an eclectic mixtape structure and a horde of fluctuating genre whispers threading throughout Flip Phone Fantasy, the flurry between chaos and calm was an undeniable highlight for many when the album first spun to life back in March. And while the track Shimmer was already a trek into new sonic waters for the OG lads, the band have stepped further outside their comfort zone with the brand new release of an acoustic version of Shimmer to tantalise your earholes.


"Coming from the heavy music world (being very masculine in its nature), 'SHIMMER' marks a milestone in evolving manhood at which point one allows themselves to be fully seen; a sentiment perhaps not previously encouraged or canvassed in the scene Ocean Grove spawned from...Dipping into our flip-phone-era rock influences, the track is an unapologetic love song, which seizes the opportunity to showcase another colour from the 69 shades of OG. But more than that, the track is pure in its intention: to inspire and empower the listener to realise their unlimited potential, seen through a lover’s lens. Every being on this planet is a crazy-ass shooting star without even knowing it, and Shimmer is the validation of that very essence and power within us all." - Dale Tanner, vocals


While it's no surprise Ocean Grove have once again usurped expectation and convention with their latest endeavour, this stripped-back outing has certainly parted the veil into more intimate realms that the group have not previously granted passage into, and a heartfelt coup in their continued journey as one of the country's most engaging and enigmatic acts to grace whatever genre they turn their hands to.


CHECK OUT THE BRAND NEW ACOUSTIC VERSION OF SHIMMER BELOW, AND GO CHECK OUT MORE OCEAN GROVE SHENANIGANS HERE.

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BY TIANA SPETER



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