Everyone’s favourite youthful misers The Ocean Party have thankfully graced us with another return, and it couldn’t be better received. Their new track ‘Wading In’ continually asks ‘Is this it? Is this how it goes?’, but the tone and music suggests that those questions are rhetorical.
Musically, The Ocean party are on point, lackadaisical guitar strums battling against some last-cigarette puffing piano and synths. The track is steeped in shimmering sadness, and I’m not talking about bummed-out just-lost-my-barista-job sadness, but real a existential crisis. No matter how sadistic this might sound…whatever is emotionally crushing The Ocean Party and making them deliver such excellent songs can continue full steam ahead.