Orlando Weeks has shared his floaty new single, ‘Deep Down Way Out’, which is a two-and-a-half-minute tonic for the mind.
The former leader of The Maccabees took the frightful plunge into solo territory last year with his debut album, A Quickening, and made the switch look effortless. While it’s a crying shame that Weeks has been unable to tour his magnificent first record due to the pandemic, that extra time on his hands has been poured into the studio.
He returned in luscious style earlier this summer with the dreamlike ‘Big Skies, Silly Faces’ and has now offered another palatial dose in the form of ‘Deep Down Way Out’. It shares a similar almost hallucinogenic energy which allows you as a listener to get lost within the inviting allure of the transcendent pair of songs that Bullion and Ben Reed have produced.
Commenting on the track, Weeks says: “I never thought I’d make cliff top, roof down, drive into the sunset type music but, ‘Deep Down’ does feel like that to me. A sort of stompy freedom. A very concise, two minutes of freedom. I think it’s the best representative of the world myself and Bullion were trying to build on the album.”
He continued: “Lean but full of buoyancy. In the absence of a convertible and cliff top I wanted the video to have that slight fanciful, otherworldliness and be unapologetically head-noddy. The otherworldliness comes courtesy of Daniel W Fletcher’s bespoke double headed costume, made especially for the video. And the unapologetic head nodding is thanks to Lolly Adefope with Rik Burnell directing and pulling it all together.”
Weeks’ second album is gearing up to be more joyful than his debut offering, and ‘Deep Down Way Out’, despite the gloomy title, sees the singer explore life through rose-tinted spectacles. A befitting track to soundtrack the final smattering of summer that lies ahead of us.