Ocean Grove have shared a new song and video Silver Lining and announced a 'visionary' new album Up In The Air Forever will be out on April 22nd via UNFD.
Birthed straight from the belly of Ocean Grove's creative engine – none other than their own Oddworld™ universe – Up In The Air Forever is set to be a 10-track, genre-bending epic musical journey. An evolution of the trio's early heavy sound, the record finds Ocean Grove leaning into their strengths in the worlds of Brit-rock, pop, grunge and punk and ultimately confirms them as a creative force that can't be tamed. Celebrating personal freedom, expression and creativity, the record is said to be characterised by strong anarchic sentiments and resentment for a system that squashes individualism and anti-"norm" ideas.
The first hints of this brave new sonic world were heard in early single Cali Sun and become crystal clear on Silver Lining.
Watch the video for Silver Lining below.
The band provides some insight into the rather positive inspirational message behind Silver Lining.
"We want nothing but to empower the listener with a positive mental attitude (PMA), especially in their darkest hours when they may feel completely lost in themselves or in the loss of a loved one. Life isn’t meant to be easy and there is always a reason to keep fighting for the beauty in the pain, even when the way out of the darkness seems impossible. Where there is hope, there is power if we choose to tap into this PMA mentality. Death is a tool to remind us of the importance of every moment we are alive. Time is scarce, use it wisely and let 'Silver Lining' be an anthem for the loving lost, that they are eternal and will be remembered with fierce optimism. There are great lessons to be learnt from solitude and it doesn’t have to last a lifetime. All will be okay in the temporary separation, and until the moment we meet our loved ones once again, we will fight every day on this planet to uphold their legacy and wisdom in the best way we know how.”
Taken as a whole, Up In The Air Forever will deliver a head-spinning dose of positive energy and a message of courage and unity in a bitter and troubled world. It’s an impassioned burst of light amid the darkness, confusion and “up in the air” nature of our world today. Frontman Dale Tanner explains the album's title is parallel to the unforeseeable nature of life.
COVID or not, everything is always uncertain. Being fearful of uncertainty and the unknown squashes creativity. Embracing this notion of things being up in the air forever, eternally, is a really positive thing if you take it on board and let it empower you"
Watch the video for Cali Sun below.
Up In The Air Forever Tracklist
2. Sex Dope Gold
3. Cali Sun
5. Silver Lining
6. HMU (ft. Lil Aaron)
7. Bored (ft. Dune Rats)
10. Up In The Air Forever
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