Even though we’re just a couple of weeks away from the new album Gold Past Life from Fruit Bats to be released into the world, it feels like too long. So far the previous singles have given us a broad stroke of what the album will sound like, and with their latest single “Ocean,” the painting is becoming complete.
The song goes the way of the tender ballad, though it’s really just more of the Fruit Bats’ sound done acoustically. The way the guitar noodles along between the vocals creates a soft melody that’s hard not to like, showing a softer side to what the band does more on the regular. It’s a nice touch to broaden the band’s sound and give you one more taste of what Gold Past Life will sound like as a complete record.
“Ocean” is available to stream on all streaming sites or above, Gold Past Life can be pre-ordered directly from Merge Records ahead of its June 21 release date. Fruit Bats will be on tour starting June 08 at Huichica Fest in Sonoma, CA until November 22 at Boot & Saddle in Philadelphia, PA. A complete listing of their tour dates can be found here.
Image Credits: Photo by Annie Beedy.