Orchards have revealed their video for new single Double Vision. This is set to be on the bands new EP Lovers/Losers set for release on 6th July 2018 via Big Scary Monsters.
A release party for Lovers/Losers has been announced at Paper Dress Vintage in London on 5th July. This show has already been sold out however.
Guitarist Sam Rushton speaks about the new single stating: “Double Vision’ was the last song we finished for the record, I guess we wrote it with the summer festivals in mind! Beers, sunshine and good times is the vibe we were going for. We wanted to create a party atmosphere in 3 and-a-half minutes, but also to have a deeper meaning behind the track, as we think it is a really effective juxtaposition. We all see it as our ‘pop banger’ and love playing this one live. It’s the perfect jumping tempo, so you can just have fun with it.”
Vocalist and lyricist Lucy Evers explains how Double Vision relates to her own struggles with mental health and the stigmas attached to mental health in general: ““I have struggled with anxiety and depression for a while but was always so ashamed to talk about it,” she elaborates. “I felt less of a human for having a genuine chemical imbalance that was entirely out of my control. The lyrics for this song were the start of me accepting the truth and realising that I shouldn’t be afraid or feel alone. The lyrics almost refer to the two people living inside my head: the confident, independent woman who lets nothing weigh her down and the shy, introverted person who I am at my darkest moments. After losing a friend to their fight with depression I realised how important it is to talk about mental health. It‘s not something to be ashamed of nor feel like you need to hide.”
The video for the single was recorded on the groups tour with Tiny Moving Parts by director Dan Chase. The video ties into Evers’ vision of how playing chaotic live shows helps her deal with the pressures of having mental health problems: ““The lyric that I feel resonates the most is ‘Leave me alone, I’m out in the cold. But I am happy with myself here’. To me, it’s about coming to terms with the fact that I’m struggling but I am learning to live within this new state of mind and I’m starting to love myself again. This song is almost the perfect way to get those emotions out – being on stage performing is very much my happy place, so we wanted that to be reflected in the video. It’s simply just us loving being on stage and partying with everyone.”
The band will be on tour on the following dates:
07.06.18 – Brighton – The Haunt (w/ Rolo Tomassi)
05.07.18 – London – Paper Dress Vintage (EP release party) – SOLD OUT
22.07.18 – Oxfordshire – TRUCK Festival
17.08.18 – Bristol – ArcTanGent Festival