The former Maccabees front-man returns with his debut solo album ‘A Quickening’, released on 12th June 2020.
A year and a half ago, Orlando Weeks became a father. He wanted to try and make sense of an experience that is both ordinary and extraordinary at the same time. “I was trying to find a course through something that happens all the time, but still feels exceptional” Weeks says.
A baby is born every minute, and yet the experience of becoming a parent – and the way it changes your life – is unprecedented. As someone who has always made and created things, Weeks knew that he would be compelled to make something about waiting for his son to arrive, and about the new world he and his partner found themselves in after the birth. “I just knew that it would be stranger for me not to write about it than to write about it.”
The result is ‘A Quickening’, Weeks’s first album as a solo artist, to be released this June on Play It Again Sam, as his son turns two-years old. It’s a record about love and fear, about anticipating what is to come, and about digging up deep connections from the past. Drums trip, woodwind and brass can be heard, piano lines run in and out, vocals layer and guitars are few and far between. This is not the indie rock and roll that some may have predicted.
The album is released on CD, LP and a limited edition deluxe LP on clear vinyl, with a signed and hand-finished print, housed in a special PVC sleeve. You can place your pre-order using the options below
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