Orlando Weeks has unveiled his first solo single, entitled Safe In Sound.
Following on from the Maccabees frontman’s multimedia Gritterman project, the track was written in 2018 as Weeks and his partner awaited the arrival of their first child. “I was witness to this momentous event in our lives and didn’t want that to go unmarked in the work that I do,” he recalls.
“I found that writing was a way to anchor moments and cement feelings that we were sharing. Throughout that dazzling year, with its steady march towards our son’s arrival, I felt grateful to the discipline of working on music for the semblance of structure that it gave me. Musically I wanted to make something that stretched me, something with beauty and intensity.”
With a full album in the pipeline too, Weeks will head out on a UK tour next month.
5 – Liverpool, Arts Club (The Loft)
6 – Leeds, City Varieties Music Hall
7 – Manchester, The Stoller Hall
8 – Glasgow, St. Luke’s
10 – Norwich, Arts Centre
11 – London, EartH
12 – Brighton, St. Bartholomew’s Church
13 – Bristol, St. George’s