Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…
14 March 2020
British psychedelic outfit THE MIGHTY ORCHID KING just released their brand new single called ‘LUNGS‘. Both a striking ode to nature, in particular trees, and a wake-up call for all those who are in denial modus about the many devastating dangers our mother Earth has to face. We need bands like these right now who emphasize those urgent world problems.
All my friends are working for free,
To save their mother
There won’t be another.
Just trying to live naturally,
I seek the Forest Language
In the Autumn.
In a statement on their FB-page the band says:“When we started working on this song the Amazon was burning at unprecedented rate and by the time we finished Australia was enduring one of its worst ever bushfires. At the same time we are witnessing an incredible movement of people seeking to reconnect with nature rather than the endless pursuit of profit and fighting for the survival of this planet.”
Musically ‘Lungs’ is an impressive, richly orchestrated achievement. A multi-layered zinger going forth and back with a vertiginous effect. The colourful song is spiced with imposing percussion, vigorous vocals, glimmering guitars and an overall retro psych vibe with a revitalizing, stimulating and even spiritual impact. I think it’s the right moment to cite American Writer and environmental activist Wendell Berry: “To cherish what remains of
the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.”
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THE MIGHTY ORCHID KING: Facebook