Watchlist: Mt. Joy's "Orange Blood"
The titular track to Mt. Joy's upcoming album Orange Blood released on April 14th, 2022.
A snappy drum beat accompanies haunting, yet freeing vocals, which are set to hallucinogenic images and a burning orange desert in the music video. The visualizer is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer to another, violently orange world. References to taking acid in the song pair with these disorienting multicolor images.
Three other singles from the album, "Evergeen", "Lemon Tree", and "Bathroom Light" have also been released. "Bathroom Light" gives the acoustic guitar the spotlight, while "Evergreen" feels like an electrifying road trip song and "Lemon Tree" houses powerful, rolling vocals and soaring instrumentals.
The full album released on June 17th, 2022 and features 10 songs on the track list, "Orange Blood" leading the way as track one. Lead singer Matt Quinn believes that Orange Blood, the group's third album, is their "best" so far, and that "it feels like the start of something really special".
Listen to Orange Blood below and let us know what you think.