Album cover art for Ball park music with black and white splatter vinyl record popping outIt’s been a whole sun-lap since Ball Park Music released their self-titled album (which can now add “3 ARIA noms” to its list of accolades), and now they’ve delivered a summer banger to set the scene.

“This is a classic example of what I like to call a patchwork song,” said Sam Cromack on writing the sunny belter of a new track, titled Sunscreen.

“From nowhere, and for no particular reason, you suddenly assemble a song from all these unrelated sketches that you haven’t been able to finish. Songs like this always make me nervous because I get lured into thinking that perhaps they’re inauthentic; that there’s no theme or through-line.

But songs like this are cool, they work in a mysterious way. Their fragmented lines come from all over your mind to congregate and share some special message that’s been dying to get out. Sometimes it feels fateful even. This song was like a slap in the face. It said, ‘Hey bozo, you’re hopelessly addicted to your phone. Time to put that sh-t down!’. So, here it is. Sunscreen. Protect yourself out there!”

In addition to those three ARIA nominations recently annonced, Ball Park Music’s self-titled album was also nominated for AIR Awards Independent Album of the Year and the J Awards Australian Album of the Year, and it took out the crown for the Queensland Music Awards Album of the Year.

Watch the visualiser for the gorgeous new track below.

Read our review of Ball Park Music’s outrageously beautiful self-titled album.