Discovery: Elijah Ocean

The story contained within American country singer Elijah Ocean’s new track Thirty Five is a simple one, but it’s so well told that I felt compelled to share it.

By Graeme Smith

Feature photo by Wolfe & Von

Thirty Five is about getting on in years but still trying to live the same lifestyle you had in your early twenties. It has a singalong chorus interspersed with verses that unfold cleverly and naturally, all mixed in with a classic country instrumental arrangement.

Though new to us, Elijah has already kicked up quite a storm over in the States, playing festivals like SXSW and Americanafest while being featured in Rolling Stone and LA Weekly. His latest album, on which Thirty Five will feature, is called Born Blue and is due out 13 August.

Check out Thirty Five below.