Summer Thieves deliver groove-laden sonic gold on ‘Ocean Baby’

Summer Thieves, quite fittingly, make music reminiscent of summertime. Over the past number of years, the New Zealand outfit have carved out an incredibly warm and infectious sound for themselves. And around this time of year, as we head into our colder seasons, bands like these are to be cherished.

Now, with their first taste of new music this year, the group have dropped Ocean Baby; a charmingly laid-back slice of genre-bending listening bliss. If self-isolation has got you feeling down, give this thing a spin — it’s sure to get you jamming in no time.

New Zealand outfit Summer Thieves have returned with Ocean Baby; a sultry and groovy new number that’ll make you feel like summer never left.

Ocean Baby sees the group glide through their signature blend of reggae, soul, pop, and indie-rock, delivering something that feels simultaneously laid-back and energetic. Lush instrumental grooves weave into sprawling vocal harmonies, creating something that you will completely lose yourself within.

Across its punchy run-time, the tune flips between woozy verses and dynamic choruses — it never sits in one place for too long. That, however, is the song’s most endearing quality. The band guide you through myriad sonic territories, each as captivating as the last. By the time the single reaches its conclusion, you’ll have been roped in completely by Summer Thieves’ irresistible blend of sounds.

Do yourself a favour and watch the new lyric video for Ocean Baby above.