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Orlando Weeks shares ‘Bigger’ from new solo album ‘Hop Up’

"Part of the song is about recognising that a person or people can be your world"

By Will Richards

Orlando Weeks
Orlando Weeks. (Photo: Cal McIntyre).

Orlando Weeks has shared a new preview of his upcoming solo album ‘Hop Up’ – watch the video for new single ‘Bigger’ below.

The former Maccabees frontman will release his second solo album on January 14 next year, following his debut record ‘A Quickening’, released last year.

So far, the album has been previewed by singles ‘Deep Down Way Out’, ‘Big Skies, Silly Faces’ and ‘Look Who’s Talking Now’.

Discussing the new song, Weeks said: “‘Bigger’ is the all stomping little brother to the head nod of ‘Deep Down’. Part of the song is about recognising that a person or people can be your world. And if that person or people is growing up right in front of you then in a very actual way their growth is your growth.

“With a little post rationalising I also realise that the process of making ‘HOP UP’ was a revelation. Embracing the cloud 9 ethos of the album, opened my mind up to a whole area of music that I’d always consigned to being beyond my jurisdiction.’’

Watch the ‘Bigger’ video below.

Weeks is currently on an intimate UK tour previewing ‘Hop Up’, with three dates remaining this week. A full UK run of dates will then follow next year.

See all of Orlando Weeks’ forthcoming tour dates below.

25 – Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate
26 – Esquires, Bedford
27 – Moles, Bath

MARCH 2022
10 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
11 – The Mash House, Edinburgh
12 – Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
15 – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
16 – Junction, Cambridge
17 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
19 – Concorde 2, Brighton
20 – Barbican Centre, London