Fresh off-the-back of last month’s Hottest 100 onslaught, Sydney’s Ocean Alley have today released the sun-bleached new single and tranquil video Stained Glass. Premiered on triple j Drive, Stained Glass is the first taste of new music since the band dropped their momentous second album ‘Chiaroscuro’ last March.
Detailing the song’s creation, the band explained “Stained Glass is the first song we have written since the release of Chiaroscuro and began, as most of our songs do, with a chord and vocal idea for a verse that Baden envisioned. We recorded and mixed the track at the Grove Studios with our producer Callum Howell over two sessions with a focus on guitar tone and interwoven guitar parts – as has always been a staple in our production. In the early writing stages we realised it was a great platform to explore guitar production in its entirety and with the help of newly acquired equipment and instruments we were able to create a spacious arrangement using interjecting guitar parts and organ sounds to embellish the rhythmic guitar strumming.”