FORMER MACCABEES FRONTMAN, ORLANDO WEEKS, SHARES HIS THIRD SINGLE FROM HIS UPCOMING LP
Photo Credit: Jackson Bowley
The third single to be released from his upcoming album, A Quickening, ‘Milk Breath’ is a blissful lullaby, opening the album earnestly and humbly.
On the track, Orlando Weeks says, “This is about watching my son sleep. When you’ve rocked him for 45 minutes and finally the wriggling has stopped and the muscles have relaxed and you put him down in slow motion and then stand, without breathing for another 20 minutes praying that he’s asleep. A cracked twig in the street below is like a slammed cutlery drawer. A car alarm half a mile away might as well be in the room with you. But your baby is asleep and at peace and slowly you are too.”
With tender vocals exploring the early days of the relationship between father and son, Orlando Weeks gives us an insight into cherished moments. It echos the challenges of being a father for the first time; “I’m a beginner, you’re a beginner.”
The instrumentals are so compatible with the Weeks’ vocals, that rather than simply being a base for the lyrics, they are unique as their own entity. Separate yet inseparable, they compliment each other in such a way that there is nothing else I could imagine them with. They are uniquely their own and each other.
The video that accompanies the track is with the help of Myungsik Jang, who Orlando Weeks thanks for “breathing 3D life into all the shapes from the album art. This is the first of many visualisers that Myungsik is working on for the record.”
A Quickening is set for release June 12th – you can pre-order it here.