Orlando Weeks ‘Hop Up’ LP
Orlando Weeks’ highly anticipated sophomore solo album, ‘Hop Up’.
Featuring inspiring contributions from Katy J Pearson, Willie J Healey and Ben Reed (best known as part of Frank Ocean’s live band, he also played bass on the seminal ‘Blonde’ album), the Bullion-produced record will be released on CD in a Remus spine, with fold out poster, and on blue coloured vinyl with a fold out poster presented in a reusable plastic sleeve.
Arriving in the wake of his critically acclaimed debut solo album ‘A Quickening’, Week’s forthcoming record once again leans into themes of new life and parenthood, but whereas his previous work catalogued the emotions, expectations and anxieties that accompany imminent parenthood, ‘Hop Up’ is an altogether more joyous and life affirming statement.
Weeks notes: “It started with the idea of wanting to fill in some of the blanks that I felt I had left with ‘A Quickening’, but quite quickly it turned into something broader. The choice was always to take the more positive and uplifting sounding step. Perhaps it shouldn’t have, but as an approach it felt surprisingly novel to me.”
“A breath of fresh air to be cherished amongst the despair of our current surroundings” - So Young
“A glimpse of heaven” - Clash
“Weeks’ voice is a unique delight” - Far Out
“Airy, 80’s sweetness [...] nods to the likes of Prefab Sprout” - DIY
Catalogue number: PIASR1238LP