“It started with the idea of wanting to fill in some of the blanks that I felt I had left with ‘A Quickening’, but quite quickly it turned into something broader,” Orlando says. “The choice was always to take the more positive and uplifting sounding step. Perhaps it shouldn’t have, but as an approach it felt surprisingly novel to me.”
Sharing new song ‘Look Who’s Talking Now’ alongside the news, check it out below.
‘Hop Up’ Tracklisting:
1. Deep Down Way Out
2. Look Who’s Talking Now
4. Yup Yup Yup Yup
5. High Kicking (featuring Willie J Healey)
6. No End To Love
7. Hey You Hop Up
8. Make You Happy
9. Big Skies Silly Faces (featuring Katy J Pearson)
11. Way To Go
See Orlando live at the following dates:
10 - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
11 - Edinburgh, The Mash House
12 - Manchester, Royal Northern College of Music
15 - Birmingham, O2 Institute 2 (ADDED DATE)
16 - Cambridge, Junction
17 - Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
19 - Brighton, Concorde 2 (ADDED DATE)
20 - London, The Barbican Centre
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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.