Code Orange announced their new album, what mentioned before, is set to arrive on September 29th via Blue Grape Music. Ahead of its release, the Pittsburgh band unveiled the single “Take Shape” featuring the Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan.
The album marks the follow-up to 2020’s Code Orange under it. The new album was produced by band members Jami Morgan and Eric “Shade” Balderoz, with engineering by Steve Albini (Nirvana).
“Taking Shape” follows the singles “Grooming My Replacement” and “The Game,” which were both released earlier this year. While Morgan handles lead vocals throughout the track, Corgan’s signature vocal can be heard around the 2:40 mark in the music video below.
Max Moore (Vein.FM, Knocked Loose, Coheed and Cambria) co-directed the video with Morgan, marking the singer’s directorial debut.
“I’ve been working on the concept for this video, and others to come, for about a year and a half. I’m so grateful I was able to sit under Max Moore’s Learning Tree and DP Eric Robbins,” Morgan said in a statement. That depth was a revelation, and I found new love along the way. I couldn’t be more proud of the result.”
in talking about what mentioned before Overall, Morgan commented, “We wanted the album to be able to overwhelm you with melody, aggression, and joy, but it was crucial that the closer you looked, the more you were rewarded. It was meant to feel rooted in the ‘analog’ world, but with threads of digital reality.” It ties things together.”
He added, “We wanted the sound and even the recording process itself to reflect this edict, so we enlisted Steve Albini at Electrical Audio to get the most authentic, raw version of the band, we even recorded all at once in a room together for the first time in our career.”
As of now, Code Orange is booked to play a few festivals in the coming months, including Rocklahoma, Louder Than Life, and Riot Fest. Tickets to select shows are available here.
what mentioned before Available for pre-order here. Watch the video for “Take Shape” and see the album artwork and track listing below.
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