Code Orange has unveiled their latest album, “The Above,” and they’ve enlisted the talents of Billy Corgan from the Smashing Pumpkins for their new song titled “Take Shape.” Accompanying the release is a captivating music video inspired by films like “The Truman Show” and “Vanilla Sky,” co-directed by Max Moore and Code Orange’s own Jami Morgan. The video can be watched below.
Morgan expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to work on the concept for this video and future projects, mentioning that it has been in the works for about a year and a half. He also credited Max Moore and their director of photography, Eric Robbins, for allowing him to be deeply involved in every aspect of the process, from casting to location scouting, all the way to the final touches of color grading. Morgan further shared that this experience has been a revelation, and he has discovered a newfound passion along the way. The final result of the video fills him with immense pride.
In addition to the new single “Take Shape,” Code Orange has officially announced that their upcoming album, “The Above,” will be released on September 29 via Blue Grape Music. The album, a follow-up to their 2020 release “Underneath,” will feature their recent tracks “Grooming My Replacement” and “The Game.”
The album was co-produced by Jami Morgan and Eric “Shade” Balderose, and it was engineered by the renowned Steve Albini. Morgan explained that they aimed for the album to encompass a blend of melody, aggression, and joy that can wash over the listener. Simultaneously, they wanted the intricacies of the music to become more rewarding upon closer inspection. The intention was for the album to have a foundation in the analog world while incorporating threads of digital reality to tie everything together. To achieve this, they chose to work with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio to capture the most authentic and raw essence of the band. Notably, this recording process marked the first time in their career that they recorded all together in the same room.
As an aside, it’s worth noting that the trending song currently making waves is “The One Song DāM-FunK Wishes He Wrote.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Code Orange Album
What is the name of Code Orange’s new album and when will it be released?
The new album is called “The Above,” and it is set to be released on September 29 via Blue Grape Music.
Who did Code Orange collaborate with for their song “Take Shape”?
Code Orange collaborated with Billy Corgan from the Smashing Pumpkins for their song “Take Shape.”
Can I watch the music video for “Take Shape”?
Yes, you can watch the music video for “Take Shape” below the article.
What inspired the music video for “Take Shape”?
The music video for “Take Shape” was inspired by films like “The Truman Show” and “Vanilla Sky.”
Who directed the music video for “Take Shape”?
The music video was co-directed by Max Moore and Jami Morgan, the frontman of Code Orange.
When did Code Orange start working on the concept for the music video?
Code Orange started working on the concept for the music video approximately a year and a half ago.
Who co-produced the new album “The Above”?
The new album, “The Above,” was co-produced by Jami Morgan and Eric “Shade” Balderose.
Who engineered the new album “The Above”?
The new album, “The Above,” was engineered by Steve Albini.
How did Code Orange approach the recording process for “The Above”?
For the first time in their career, Code Orange recorded all together in the same room to capture the most real and raw version of the band. They enlisted the expertise of Steve Albini at Electrical Audio to achieve the desired sound and to reflect the blend of analog and digital reality they aimed for.
More about Code Orange Album
- [Watch the Video](link to the music video)
- [Code Orange’s Official Website](link to Code Orange’s official website)
- [Blue Grape Music](link to Blue Grape Music)
- [Smashing Pumpkins Official Website](link to Smashing Pumpkins’ official website)
- [Max Moore’s Website](link to Max Moore’s website)
- [Steve Albini’s Studio – Electrical Audio](link to Electrical Audio website)