As the frontman of The Maccabees, Orlando led one of the UK’s best loved bands of recent years. The outfit bowed out in 2017 at their peak, following the release of their first Number 1 album ‘Marks to Prove it’. Three sold-out goodbye shows at Alexandra Palace to a total of nearly 40,000 people felt like the perfect conclusion to first chapter of Orlando’s musical life.
After two years spent refining his new sound, Orlando joins the [PIAS] flagship imprint Play It Again Sam for his debut solo album, which is set for release on 12th June 2020.
Lush and full of swelling, emotive and beautiful flourishes, Orlando's stunning new record finds his inimitable vocal exploring themes around Fatherhood, following the recent birth of his first son. Of the process he says "When I've got lost during the making of this record, I've often gone back to thinking, what am I trying to do with it? And I'm trying to make it feel beautiful. And if it's too pointed or too sludgy or whatever is wrong with it at that particular time, then I need to try and make it sound beautiful.”
Based around piano, drums and trumpet, the tracks were first heard back in the Autumn at a string shows across the UK which included two nights at London's Hoxton Hall. Both the Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020 tours sold out without any music having been released.