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With their hotly-anticipated third studio album, Looking For Space, just around the corner, New Zealand dream-pop four-piece Mild Orange have shared one final taste of the album before its release with Oh Yeah.
On their hazy new single, Mild Orange usher listeners into a state of total bliss and tranquility, with laid back sonics and mesmerising guitar work. Frontman Josh Mehrtens' captivating vocals float within the sonic palette of the track, building towards a spoken word outro.
Filmed in Biarritz, France and directed by Simon Levalois-Bazer, the songs visual captures those perfect summer days spent together and exploring the beauties of the world. Known for his surf and lifestyle videos, Levalois-Bazer reached out to the band after they put a call out looking for directors to collaborate with.
Speaking of the track, Mehrtens shares: “I wrote the lyrics to 'Oh Yeah' to be intentionally about nothing - but within nothing there is always something. In an art history paper I did at uni, there was a quote I came across, and sadly, I'm not sure who from but it went something like: "with art, there is always meaning". This got glossed over in the lecture but it's stuck with me for years now. Even the decision not to have meaning has a meaning. I love this irony and found it comical that you can't escape meaning, so I wanted to write lyrics about nothing, which meant little to me at the time except just to purely feel good. That 'something' can become clearer once you look back on the seemingly nothingness you tried to evoke.”
Having joined forces in 2018, Mild Orange is made up childhood friends Mehrtens, lead guitarist Josh Reid, bassist Tom Kelk and drummer Jack Ferguson. With two full-length albums under their belt, the four-piece have sold-out performances across New Zealand and conquered Europe with a headline tour, having also shared the stage with legendary acts such as The Strokes in London and Underworld in Mexico City.
Looking For Space is out February 10!