Ball Park Music is back with their first new music of 2021 sharing the single "Sunscreen".
The Brisbane band released their attempt to write a "Song of the Summer" today, October 26th. The track is classic Ball Park Music, airy and light indie rock.
The lyrics are slightly melancholy: "A Fantasy is just that / A fantasy / Don't let it get between you and me / You've got to Leave it In the back of your mind", the song begins, frontman Sam Cromack sounds pensive. “I give life four out of ten,” he later sings ironically.
Cromack revealed the surprising inspiration for "Sunscreen" for Triple j Breakfast before the new single was first played. "I think it tries to deal with the strong addiction we all have from our phones," he said. “I recently hung a giant lobster on my phone to keep from using it that much and it works really well.
"So put your phone down and enjoy the track!" He added. "Sunscreen" comes with an animated music video directed by Dean Hanson, which you can watch below.
The single has been released almost to the day since we last heard about Ball Park Music. Her self-titled sixth studio album was released on October 23, 2020 and was acclaimed by fans and critics. The album received nominations for Best Rock Album and Best Independent Release at the 2021 ARIA Music Awards; it also won the Queensland Music Award for Album of the Year.
The album reached number two on the ARIA album charts. One of the tracks on the album, “Cherub,” reached fourth place on Triple j's Hottest 100 last year.
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The band were also recently refused entry to Western Australia due to COVID border restrictions to play at the Wine Machine Festival.
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