“It started with the thought of wanting to fill in some of the blanks I thought I had left with ‘A Quirking'”
Orlando Weeks has announced his second album ‘Hop Up’ by sharing new single ‘Look Who’s Talking Now’ – check it out below.
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Speaking about the follow-up to his 2020 debut solo album, the former The Maccabees frontman said: “It started with the idea of filling in some of the blanks I thought I had left with ‘A Quickening’ , but very quickly it turned into something broader.
“The choice was always to take a more positive and uplifting sound step. It probably shouldn’t have been, but as an approach it felt surprisingly new to me.
Weeks has also released a new track from the record called ‘Look Who’s Talking Now’. It follows last month’s ‘Deep Down Way Out’.
According to Weeks, the latest cut is “a love song. A song about expectations being met and exceeded. About knowing what’s coming and still rejoicing when it actually happens.”
“Hop Up” is out January 14, 2022 and features guest appearances by Katy J. Pearson (on the previously released “Big Skies, Silly Faces”) and Willie J. Healy. You can pre-order the album Here And the complete tracklist is as follows:
1. ‘Deep Down Way Out’
2. ‘Look who’s talking now’
4. ‘Yes yes yes yes’
5. “Kicking High” (featuring Willie J. Healy)
6. ‘No End to Love’
7. ‘Hey you hop up’
8. ‘Make You Happy’
9. ‘Big Skies Silly Faces’ (featuring Katy J. Pearson)
11. ‘Way to Go’
Following the album’s release, Weeks is going on a rescheduled UK title tour the following March, which will now also stop in Birmingham and Brighton.
The tour dates are as follows:
10 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
11 – Edinburgh, The Mash House
12 – Manchester, Royal Northern College of Music
15 – Birmingham, O2 Institute 2 (date added)
16 – Cambridge, Junction
17 – Portsmouth, Wedgwood Rooms
19 – Brighton, Concorde 2 (date added)
20 – London, The Barbican Center
Speaking about his second album earlier this year, Weeks revealed Granthshala: “My writing over the past 10 or 15 years has been trying to take something confusing, difficult or sad and try to turn it into something positive.
“With this record and this song, I was trying to create something positive without looking for difficult things. It’s just about savoring and cultivating joyful things.”