Video Premiere: Orphan Colours “Blame it on the Weather”

Check out the new single from UK Americana group Orphan Colours.  ‘Blame it on the Weather’ is a vibrant song that bursts with energy in the chorus.  A catchy vocal performance is buoyed by bright instrumentals layers, forceful guitar and upbeat rhythms.

Directed by Billy Pleasant, the video for ‘Blame it on the Weather’ features lovely images of the beach and ocean washed in bright colours and enhanced by AI.  Steve Llewellyn says of the video: “The video was directed by my good friend Billy Pleasant (audio/video artist and drummer for A’bear and former member of The Brian Jonestown Massacre). I could see some of the interesting visual work Billy was doing with AI and I was keen to see what he could come up with for ‘Blame It On The Weather’. We had an initial chat about some of the lyrical ideas and metaphors in the song and then I pretty much gave him free reign to come up with whatever he wanted. We also shot some comedy moments of me getting blown around on the beach at Southend-On-Sea.”  Indeed, we really can blame the weather by the end of the video.

Ahab members Steve Llewellyn and Dave Burn joined forces with Noah and the Whale guitarist Fred Abbot,  Danny and The Champions of the world drummer Steve Brookes and folk musician Graham Knight back in 2015, creating something of a UK Americana super-group. This is the first single from Orphan Colours’ second album, ‘King of Alchemy’, which is due for release on 7th June 2024.  The new record is the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s well-received, AMAUK-nominated 2018 debut, ‘All on Red’.  Pre-order the new album here.

About Andrew Frolish 1454 Articles
From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Nils Lofgren, Ferris & Sylvester, Tommy Prine, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...
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