Sim­ul­tan­eously a trib­ute to depres­sion and well­ness, L’Orange’s ‘The World Is Still Chaos, But I Feel Bet­ter’ shows a music­al and emo­tion­al growth from the North Car­o­lina pro­du­cer.

Ten­sion is built, and released through­out the 23 track album. The album fea­tures guest nar­ra­tion from comedi­an Nish Kumar and Jeremy Scott (Cinema Sins) as well as musi­cians Marc Rebil­let, Sol­emn Brigham (Mar­lowe) and Jeremi­ah Jae.

L’Orange said:

“When you’re grow­ing up depressed, the world can feel like chaos. Then, some­times you feel bet­ter and the world still feels like chaos.

But you feel bet­ter. And, one day, you real­ize that the world is the same as it always is but some­times you feel bet­ter.”

The World Is Still Chaos, But I Feel Bet­ter is out now- https://smarturl.it/StillChaos

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The news talks about cata­strophes that sound like sci­ence fic­tion: apart­ment towers col­lapsing with no warn­ing, satel­lites fall­ing from space, the ocean on fire. It’s an era of extremes, where each cata­clysm seems to pres­age an even great­er one, and only the truly exceptional––the superhuman––seem cut out to sur­vive. What the new album from L’Orange, the pro­lif­ic and end­lessly invent­ive pro­du­cer from North Car­o­lina, argues is nearly the oppos­ite.

Released on Mello Music Group, The World Is Still Chaos, But I Feel Bet­ter is a test­a­ment to the power of self know­ledge and incre­ment­al pro­gress, of the way tiny steps can give struc­ture to life and help nav­ig­ate the unknown.

For more than a dec­ade now, L’Orange has dazzled listen­ers with his alchem­ic blends of old and new, found sounds and the deeply per­son­al. Giv­en how seam­lessly he syn­thes­izes his source mater­i­als, the end product can sound as if it came straight from the eth­er, fully formed.

But on The World Is Still Chaos, he aims to demys­ti­fy that work, if only for him­self. “I wanted to con­front my own cre­at­ive pro­cess and day-to-day well­being man­aging men­tal ill­ness in a healthy way for the first time,”

L’Orange says. “I’m try­ing to con­sider how to draw from my life exper­i­ences when my life exper­i­ences aren’t rooted in depres­sion. It’s about con­tinu­ing to struggle with bal­ance while trans­ition­ing to being inspired by an extern­al world.”

About L’Orange

Ded­ic­ated to ori­gin­al­ity, L’Orange imbues his smoky, soul-soaked tracks with lush tex­ture through invent­ive mix­ing and psy­che­del­ic cuts from clas­sic radio record­ings.  A shop­worn MPC and vin­tage vinyl are essen­tially paint­brush and palette for L’Orange. He finds his sig­na­ture samples from pre-1950s jazz, soul and radio.  He stitches togeth­er a sound that acknow­ledges his pen­chant for clas­sic film noir and shad­owy motifs.

L’Orange albums are often cine­mat­ic and nar­rat­ive in struc­ture, exem­pli­fy­ing the artist’s highly con­cep­tu­al cre­at­ive pro­cess. While L’Or­ange is an inspired beat­maker and highly cap­able pro­du­cer, it is the per­petu­al search for beauty in the dark, unusu­al and for­got­ten corners of music that make him a true artist.  Every L’Or­ange pro­duc­tion is a unique, organ­ic and undeni­ably ori­gin­al work of art, giv­ing the listen­er a glimpse of the artist him­self, even if obscured slightly by shad­ow.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.