After releasing his debut solo album ‘Two Months In Ben Woolley’s Room’ in 2018, Lachlan Denton directed his focus back to The Ocean Party. After finishing off their next record and in the midst of organising its release Lachlan’s brother and Ocean Party band mate, Zac Denton, tragically and suddenly passed away. The band released ’The Oddfellows’ Hall as well as an EP of Zac’s final Ocean Party recordings, titled ‘Nothing Grows’ and put their band of 10 years to rest.
In a state of shock and confusion Lachlan put his thoughts to music, working through his emotions and looking for solace in a time of immense sadness. ‘A Brother’ though born from grief, is work of catharsis and a stunning reflection on a loving relationship between brothers.
The clean instrumental interplay and Denton’s deft pop hooks on 'A Brother' perfectly juxtapose against the devastatingly direct lyrical content, creating songs that are equal parts sad and hopeful. 'A Brother' is also a tribute to an incredible person and songwriter taken from us far too soon.
About this track...
A reflection on the time spent with a loved one, be it seemingly mundane or insignificant and the power of those memories to hold us together in darker times.