"A man fell in love. Then the world was destroyed by an ever-growing nothing in the sky."
Through previous outputs, we’ve come to know L’Orange as a painter who only paints in dark shades, mixing in samples from a bygone era. The Orchid Days echoes with the harbingers of inevitable change. Love is not only a theme in this record, it might just be the pattern.
The Orchid Days seems to be L’Orange’s most revealing effort yet. “Eventually” will hypnotize you with feelings unrequited, “A Spring Like You,” will hold you with a longing for things as they were in another life long-forgotten. “The Orchard” will numb you with its falling beauty, and you’ll know that she’s worked you over, and you won’t even care anymore.
And all this is just the first of many courses that The Orchid Days puts forth. With each successive listen, notes of terror, wonder, paradise, oblivion sing in the shadows.
All Songs Produced and Mixed by L’Orange
Vocals by Erik Todd Dellums, Erica Lane, Homeboy Sandman, Blu, Jeremiah Jae and Billy Woods
Mastered by Jared Hirshland for Elysian Mastering
Additional Instrumentation by David Sutton, Charles Longoria, Jason Freeman, Jimmy Lykens
Executive Produced by Michael Tolle
Album Art by Melissa Madison Fuller
Additional Graphic Design by Sarah Mattmiller