Fruit Bats Share New Song ‘Ocean’ & Add Concerts To Fall Tour 2019


At the start of April, Fruit Bats announced their new album, Gold Past Life, which is due out on June 21 via Merge Records. Now, the band headed by Eric D. Johnson has shared a new single, “Ocean,” and revealed a number of new tour dates in the fall.

Premiered via Paste, “Ocean” is a tender ballad featuring soft guitar picking and highlighting Johnson’s emotive voice. The song continues to build with the addition of thoughtful layers, including cascading piano and a delicate performance on the shaker.

As the singer noted in a statement, “This is a song about late bloomers, late discoveries, adult baptism, coming-of-age when you’re way past the right time to do that. About growing, I guess. And how a good love can help you do all of that. In short, this is a lovey-dovey song I hope you enjoy.”

In addition to the track, Fruit Bats have extended their summer tour into the fall. Featuring two dozen shows that span from late September up until the weekend before Thanksgiving, the band will start in the Rocky Mountain region, continuing with three-nights in Texas. From there, the group heads west, offering up a string of shows in California at the start of October. After a few weeks break, the group returns in November with a number of shows in the Northeast and South.

Stream Fruit Bats’ latest single “Ocean” below:

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