Americana-indie band Pinegrove have shared their first single of 2021 ‘Orange’ which follows on from their ‘Amperland, NY’ album released at the beginning of the year. The track is co-produced by frontman Evan Stephens Hall and Sam Skinner who has contributed guitar, keyboards and banjo to the band since 2010.
In a press statement, Hall says: “‘Orange,’ a waltz about the climate crisis, was written on the day in 2020 that the photos of Oregon’s eerie, bloodshot sky circulated the internet. The song tries to balance outrage at those preventing progress—politicians elected in good faith to protect us who instead believe themselves celebrities—with the ethereal, almost dissociative feeling of being alive at the end of history. The mirage on offer by today’s political theater does nothing to assuage our concerns as we watch where the money actually goes: the American military, one of the single greatest global sources of fossil fuel emissions. So for all who have on one hand heard the desperate scientific prognosis, and on the other seen the already-weak promises on the campaign trail traded in for endless wars—it’s tough not to lose heart.”
It is Evan, particularly this week. Anyway if you’re feeling chirpier, here’s the lyric video so you can sing along.