Set for release on 12th June, ‘A Quickening’ formed while Orlando was awaiting the birth of his son. “I was trying to find a course through something that happens all the time,” he explains, “but still feels exceptional.”
Giving us our newest taste of what the record will hold, Orlando has shared gorgeous new track ‘Blood Sugar’ as well. “I still don’t know what I’m trying to achieve, so it’s good to talk about it,” he told us last year about his upcoming album. “But… this might sound moronic when it comes out of my mouth, but I want to make a very beautiful record. When I’ve got lost during the making of this record, I’ve often gone back to thinking, what am I trying to do with it? And I’m trying to make it feel beautiful. And if it’s too pointed or too sludgy or whatever is wrong with it at that particular time, then I need to try and make it sound beautiful.”
Listen to the new track and check out the full track list below.
‘A Quickening’ Tracklisting:
1. ‘Milk Breath’
2. ‘Blood Sugar’
3. ‘Safe In Sound’
4. ‘St. Thomas’’
5. ‘Takes A Village’
6. ‘Moon’s Opera’
7. ‘All The Things’
8. ‘Blame Or Love Or Nothing’
9. ‘None Too Tough’
10. ‘Summer Clothes’
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Have a listen to the stunning collab now.
It follows the release of his second solo album ‘Hop Up’.
‘A Quickening’ found the former Maccabee ruminating on the more pensive aspects of parenthood. ‘Hop Up’ follows to show the more joyful side of the coin with a record rooted in lightness and pleasure.
An irresistibly likeable album, very much in the mould of its creator’s affable, mellow personality.