Fresh from their Great Escape shows, alt-pop four-piece Orchards release their new EP, Losers/Lovers, 6th July, proceeded by ‘Double Vision’ single.
“I guess we wrote it with the summer festivals in mind!” says guitarist Sam Rushton. “Beers, sunshine and good times is the vibe we were going for. We wanted to create a party atmosphere in three and-a-half minutes, but also to have a deeper meaning behind the track, as we think it is a really effective juxtaposition. We all see it as our ‘pop banger’ and love playing this one live”.
Speaking of that deeper lyrical content to ‘Double Vision’, frontwoman and lyricist Lucy Evers explains how the track focusses on the delicate topic of her own struggles with mental health and the stigma still socially attached to it. “I have struggled with anxiety and depression for a while but was always so ashamed to talk about it. I felt less of a human for having a genuine chemical imbalance that was entirely out of my control. The lyrics for this song were the start of me accepting the truth and realising that I shouldn’t be afraid or feel alone. The lyrics almost refer to the two people living inside my head: the confident, independent woman who lets nothing weigh her down and the shy, introverted person who I am at my darkest moments.”
The band next play in Brighton, supporting Rolo Tomassi, 7th June.