Now Watching: The Orielles – 'Come Down On Jupiter'

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Photo by Hollie Fernando 

The Orielles have announced news that they'll be unleashing their sophomore album Disco Volador via Heavenly Recordings on February 28th next year. The album is set to follow in the footsteps of their incredible debut album Silver Dollar Moment, which was released in 2018. They've shared a taste of what to expect with their latest single 'Come Down On Jupiter', which has also been accompanied by a stunning music video.

When writing the track, The Orielles set out to soundtrack a space flight. Esmé Dee Hand-Halford said on the track, "'Come Down On Jupiter' is as much a song as it is a narrative that soundtracks a space flight, right through from the ominous introductory sounds of the grand piano to the Lizzie Mercier Descloux-esque ‘thrift shop cowboys’ group chants towards the end, which diffuse the tension of the wig out preceding it."

Directed by Rose Hendry and filmed at Arments pie & mash shop in Kennington, London, Hendry wanted to capture the mysterious nature of the track. She was inspired by a photograph by Ralph Gibson, which depicts a cup of tea sitting on a beige table, with a plastic spoon resting on the lip and sunshine shining down.

Hendry said on the video, "I enjoyed the idea of centering the video around an incident with a cup of tea - that felt dramatic to me — something “mundane” becoming something dramatic. I wanted to encapsulate the playful psychedelia in a psychological and structural way as opposed to the ‘pastiched to death’ VW campervan kind of way. Add to that toast and the rest developed from there."

Watch the video for 'Come Down On Jupiter' below.

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

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