Orchards - Luv You 2

Track of the Week

It’s Monday, and that can only mean one thing, it’s time for Track of the Week! Last week they announced signing with independent record label Big Scary Monsters, and at the same time dropped this track into the world. It’s BIMM Brighton Alumni Orchards with ‘Luv You 2.’

What was the inspiration behind your track?
Lyrically this track was a reflection of a past relationship. I felt so inadequate in comparison to the other girls that this person was very obviously attracted to, but after a pep talk with my best friend I realised it wasn’t worth my energy and that if they didn’t want me well it was their loss, that I should rise above it and carry on regardless. I’d totally forgotten about those emotions and how they made me feel because I was too busy trying to be a boss-ass bitch (I’m definitely not cool enough to say that), but after bumping into one of the girls they had also been with, it all came flooding back. My favourite lyric in the song is ‘I don’t hate you because she raised me right, it’s just a pity you didn’t put up a fight’. I take a lot of inspiration from the amazing women in my life and none of them raised me to be defeatist. That’s what this song’s about – patience, understanding and never giving up – just continuing to grow.

What did your songwriting process involve?
It is very much a full band effort, we work so well just hashing out ideas in a practice room together. It’s how we’ve written for such a long time but we are planning on changing it up and seeing how different writing scenarios pan out musically.

Can you describe your sound in three words?
Last time we said ‘Glittery Gateway Drug’ but I think now we are ‘Left Field Pop’… is that pretentious?

You were Track of the Week with ‘Honey’ in 2016 – how do you think your sound has developed since then?
We have grown so much from touring and gigging that I think our sound has matured but still remained ‘goofy’. We want to try and grow not only as a band but as musicians and I think that shows in our music.

Last Tuesday you announced signing to ‘Big Scary Monsters’ – what does this mean for you?
More. In every sense. More shows. More music. You’ll be seeing and hearing a lot more of us from now on.

You’ve had lots of festival announcements this year – where can people catch you live?
We have been announced for, Winchestival, TRUCK, The Great Escape, ArcTanGent and Exeter’s Queer Punk Festival.

What’s the best bit of music advice you’ve been given?
Write music for YOU. No one else. Write music you love and you believe in and if people like it, it’s a bonus.

Anything else exciting coming up that you can share?
Just keep an eye on our socials for more updates. It’s been super hard keeping secrets from people but we still have a couple more to keep.


POSTED ON: April 9, 2018
  • Brighton