As the band’s first new single since the release of last year’s Chiaroscuro, ‘Stained Glass’ sees the Northern Beaches six-piece broaden their horizons to incorporate a more textural, finessed sound.
Driven by slide guitars, swirling organs and a classic rhythm ‘n blues vocal melody courtesy of frontman Baden Dongeal, the band explained their songwriting process for the new single, stating “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.”
You can check out the new single, which is also accompanied by a hypnotic new music video, below.
In addition to performing at Sydney’s Don’t Kill Live Music Rally today, Ocean Alley are scheduled to embark on massive tour with fellow Australian looping sensation Tash Sultana, before bailing across the ditch to New Zealand and the United States.
‘Stained Glass,’ the new single by Ocean Alley, is available for streaming and download now.