American indie rockers Pinegrove have returned with their first new music of 2021.
“Orange” is the band’s first new studio recording since their 2020 album Marigold. The track was self-produced by frontman Evan Stephens Hall and Sam Skinner.
In an Instagram post, Pinegrove called ‘Orange’ “a waltz about the climate crisis.” The title refers to the colour of Oregan’ skyline due to the wildfires throughout the area.
Hall revealed: “This isn’t a song trying to convince anyone that climate change is real. It’s for people horrified at the government’s inaction to what we can all see with our own eyes. As this summer progresses, breaking all sorts of records across the northern hemisphere… it’s essential for people with a microphone to start shouting.”
Hall is calling to action, “to step in and help one another cope in the absence of our government, and take seriously the need to organize for a better world.”
Listen to “Orange” below.
Pinegrove have also shared an acoustic version, which you can listen to below.
Meanwhile, Pinegrove have a number of tour dates spanning the United States. They will also be performing at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee in early September. Regarding their upcoming shows, they have stated:
“we’re working with venues to establish either proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test from the last 48 hrs be required for entry. we’re asking that everyone who comes wears a mask throughout. it goes without saying that the wellbeing of the people in attendance and staff at these shows is so important to us. these commonsense measures seem appropriate for now-we want people to be able to have fun & that means making an environment where everyone feels safe!”