Oddball icons Ocean Grove have revealed an acoustic cut of SHIMMER taken from their sophomore LP ‘Flip Phone Fantasy’ today. On the release, frontmanDale Tanner says that the stripped-back acoustic recording is a fresh opportunity for intimacy between band and fan, one that OG haven’t offered their junkies until now.
He adds: “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.”
Tanner also elaborates that the original version of SHIMMER was already new territory for the band, even by their standards.
“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.”