If like us, you’ve been following Orlando’s career since ~2011, you’ll have noticed that his musical talent is ageing like a fine wine. Whether via collaborations, featured appearances, remixes, or behind-the-scenes writing and production credits, the anti-brand of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs has been exceeding all expectations, with the crescendo being the much-anticipated follow-up to his ten-year-old debut album, “Trouble“.
17 tracks make up “When the Lights Go“, some of which have been slowly teased to us over the course of 2022. The majority of those early single releases make up my favourite tracks, but there is still a lot of fresh material to enjoy too.
According to Last.fm, TEED has been my most listened to artist over the past year, and honestly, I wasn’t surprised. His production value alone is spectacular, and once your brain allows for processing beyond that, you realise how much of a talented lyricist and singer he is. Nothing out there at the moment sounds like what Orlando is putting out, and the man is on a five-year untouchable, hot streak at this point.
Of the previously unheard tracks, “Friend” is my absolute favourite. Enjoy the track below, but head over to Bandcamp and download the whole album in FLAC. The release is on his own label, and he totally deserves your support.
Orlando is also on tour later this year across select dates in the UK (+ Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin), USA, and Canada. Don’t be a fucking fool and miss the opportunity to see him live.
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – “Friend”