Code Orange Announce New Album, Recruit Billy Corgan for New Song ‘Take Shape’

    Code Orange have announced their next LP, The Above, which arrives September 29 via Blue Grape Music. The follow-up to 2020’s Underneath will include the earlier singles ‘Grooming My Replacement’ and ‘The Game’, as well as the new track ‘Take Shape’, featuring the Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan. It’s accompanied by a video Max Moore co-directed with the band’s frontman Jami Morgan. Check it out below.

    “I have been working on the concept for this video, and others to come, for about a year and a half,” Morgan said in a statement. “I am so thankful to have been able to sit under the learning tree of Max Moore and our DP Eric Robbins. They allowed me to sit in on every minute of this process from hirings to scouting, all the way to final coloring. Being that deep was a revelation, and I have found a new love along the way. I couldn’t be prouder of the result.”

    Code Orange’s Jami Morgan and Eric “Shade” Balderose co-produced the new album, which was engineered by Steve Albini. “We wanted the album to be able to wash over you with melody, aggression, and joy, but it was of equal importance that the closer you look, the more you are rewarded,” Morgan explained. “It was to feel rooted in the ‘analog’ world, but with threads of digital reality binding things together. We wanted the sound and even the recording process itself to reflect that edict, so we enlisted Steve Albini at Electrical Audio to get the most real and raw version of the band possible, even recording us all at once in a room together for the first time in our career.”

    The Above Cover Artwork:

    The Above Tracklist:

    1. Never Far Apart
    2. Theatre of Cruelty
    3. Take Shape (feat. Billy Corgan)
    4. The Mask Oof Sanity Slips
    5. Mirror
    6. A Drone Opting Out of The Hive
    7. I Fly
    8. Splinter the Soul
    9. The Game
    10. Grooming My Replacement
    11. Snapshot
    12. Circle Through
    13. But a Dream…
    14. The Above

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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