Orion Sun previews new album with Twilight Zone-inspired “Coffee For Dinner” video
Philadelphia-born and based, New Jersey-raised singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Orion Sun has announced the release of her debut album, Hold Space For Me, set to drop March 27 on Mom + Pop.
Coinciding with the news is the release of her second single, “Coffee For Dinner” and the official video, both visually and lyrically sharing her complicated upbringing and rough early days as a young person trying to find her way. The song and project is a deeply personal and existential coming of age exploration delivered through a lilting yet soft and poignant voice. The project features 11 songs that bring to life the profoundly personal storytelling Orion Sun is capable of crafting via intricate melodies influenced by jazz, hip-hop, and R&B production, a bearer of genre-less music flouting categorization.
The lo-fi visual directed by Josh Sondock and Sam Cutler-Kreutz depicts a post-apocalyptic world where an isolated astronaut wanders through an empty city. Shot all on Kodak Film, the video was creatively directed by Orion Sun and is an homage to the Twilight Zone’s pilot episode “Where Is Everybody?”
Speaking on the single and visual Orion Sun shares: “When I was producing the track, I really just wanted to have these overwhelming, kind of overbearing guitars, really layered, just really giving that kind of claustrophobic feel and then my voice just kinda breaking through the noise,” she explains.
“And that’s kind of how that song resonates within me. I had to just break through all of the noise, all of the societal pressures of what I should be doing at this age, just what should be happening to me or like the what-ifs.”
Today’s news follows last month’s release of “Ne Me Quitte Pas (Don’t Leave Me)” and is accompanied by the announcement of a 13 date headlining North American tour which will make stops in Toronto (April 29) and Vancouver (May 8).
The tour kicks off at Boston’s Great Scott and will wind through Chicago, Seattle and more before wrapping in Los Angeles. Pre-sale tickets to select shows are available for purchase starting Wednesday, February 12th at 10AM local time. General tickets go on sale Friday, February 14th and can be purchased here.
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