MT JOY – ” Orange Blood “

Posted: April 15, 2022 in MUSIC

Across various cultures and belief systems, the colour orange symbolizes sunshine, creativity, heat, freedom, fascination, and fire. Mt. Joy channels this bright, bold, and brilliant energy on their 2022 third full-length offering, “Orange Blood“, which is set to release on June 17th via Island Records. The title track, which was is available now, hinges on gently strummed guitar as woozy vocals echo over sparse swells of sound before the central hummable harmony drifts in and out of focus.

Orange Blood” explores a sonic spectrum of eloquent daydreams, blissful guitar-propelled psychedelic rock, and artful alternative alchemy siphoned from sessions in the Southern California desert under a watchful sun. When the global pandemic upended the bands tour with The Lumineers in 2020, Matt and Sam retreated into the desert. Holing up in a house with Matt’s girlfriend and brother, shroom-fuelled detours, late-night conversations about life, and a thirst for reprieve brought “Orange Blood” to life.

“Our last album was a breakup record,” notes Matt. “It had a darker feel. When we were in Joshua Tree, there were so many sad things in the world. We wanted to build something that found beauty in the fact the world has always been crazy. We were trying to find a way to be present enough to appreciate our surroundings even if they’re in decay.” Returning to Philadelphia, they put the finishing touches on the album in a house with the full line-up and long time producer and collaborator Caleb Nelson.

Kicking off their forthcoming album, Mt. Joy released “Lemon Tree” which was hailed as “a next-level song” by NPR. The band also recently announced their US headlining Orange Blood 2022 Tour.

Music video by Mt. Joy performing “Orange Blood“. exclusive license to Island Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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