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Orlando Weeks Sets January Release For Second Album 'Hop Up', Posts New Song Look Who's Talking Now

Thursday, 23 September 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Cal McIntyre

Orlando Weeks has announced his sophomore solo album.

'Hop Up' and will arrive on January 14, 2022, boasting collaborations with Katy J Pearson, Willie J Healey, and Ben Reed, best known for being part of Frank Ocean's live band.

The former leader of The Maccabees worked alongside producer Bullion on the follow-up to 2020's 'A Quickening'. Discussing the record, he said:

"It started with the idea of wanting to fill in some of the blanks that I felt I had left with 'A Quickening', but quite quickly it turned into something broader. The choice was always to take the more positive and uplifting sounding step. Perhaps it shouldn’t have, but as an approach it felt surprisingly novel to me."

Following Deep Down Way Out and Big Skies, Silly Faces, Weeks has dropped the warm new song, Look Who's Talking Now, which shows off his powerful vocals over airy synths and subdued percussion. He added: "Look Who's Talking Now is a love song. A song about expectations being fulfilled and exceeded. About knowing what’s coming and still being exultant when it actually happens."

He'll support the LP with a rescheduled UK tour in spring 2022. Original tickets will be honoured, and the remainder are on sale now.

'Hop Up' tracklist:

1. Deep Down Way Out
2. Look Who’s Talking Now
3. Bigger
4. Yup Yup Yup Yup
5. High Kicking (featuring Willie J Healey)
6. No End To Love
7. Hey You Hop Up
8. Make You Happy
9. Big Skies Silly Faces (featuring Katy J Pearson)
10. Silver
11. Way To Go

Orlando Weeks Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Thu March 10 2022 - LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
Fri March 11 2022 - EDINBURGH Mash House
Sat March 12 2022 - MANCHESTER RNCM Concert Hall
Tue March 15 2022 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute2
Wed March 16 2022 - CAMBRIDGE Junction 1
Thu March 17 2022 - PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
Sat March 19 2022 - BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Sun March 20 2022 - LONDON London Barbican

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