Orlando Weeks reveals new solo project
Maccabees singer Orlando Weeks has been busy these last few months with his band’s sell-out tour and third album release, who have thought he had time to write something on his own?
Well he has, and its called Young Colossus, a collaboration project with musician Nic Nell.
Speaking to NME about the project, Weeks said: “At the end of the last lot of touring, about two years ago, I started doing bits and pieces that didn’t feel like they’d fit anywhere, but I didn’t want to throw them away.”
He continued: “I was trying to write stuff with a different voice – using lots of pitch shifting so I could concentrate on the melody rather than how much I was annoyed about my own voice – and as I slowly compiled more and more of it started sounding like characters more than like me so I went with that and after a while it started manifesting itself into a shape.”
The Maccabees are playing their biggest ever UK show at Alexandra Palace, London in June.