American hardcore act CODE ORANGE are set to release their highly anticipated new record, “The Above,” on September 29
Excitingly, CODE ORANGE already started streaming the lead single, “Take Shape,” which features the exceptional vocals of Billy Corgan from SMASHING PUMPKINS. Surprisingly, this single presents a departure from CODE ORANGE‘s typical glitchy, metalcore style, leaning more towards an alternative rock sound that showcases a different side of the band. With this new direction, it’s evident that the band is stepping towards a more radio-friendly appeal.
Visually, the music video for “Take Shape” is a continuation of the story from their previous video, “Grooming My Replacement.” Directed by the band’s frontman, Jami Morgan, and co-directed by Max Moore (known for his work with VEIN.FM, KNOCKED LOOSE, COHEED & CAMBRIA), the video promises to be an engaging and captivating visual experience.
“I have been working on the concept for this video, and others to come, for about a year and a half,” said Morgan. “I am so thankful to have been able to sit under the learning tree of Max Moore and our DP Eric Robbins. They allowed me to sit in on every minute of this process from hirings to scouting, all the way to final coloring. Being that deep was a revelation, and I have found a new love along the way. I couldn’t be prouder of the result.”
“We wanted the album to be able to wash over you with melody, aggression, and joy, but it was of equal importance that the closer you look, the more you are rewarded. It was to feel rooted in the ‘analogue’ world, but with threads of digital reality binding things together. We wanted the sound and even the recording process itself to reflect that edict, so we enlisted Steve Albini at Electrical Audio to get the most real and raw version of the band possible, even recording us all at once in a room together for the first time in our career.”
Fans can already pre-order “The Above” through CODE ORANGE‘s website and Blue Grape Music. Additionally, mark your calendars for Code’s World, the festival organized by the band, taking place on September 30 in Pittsburgh, PA at Preserving. The event features an impressive lineup including MADBALL, E-TOWN CONCRETE, VEIN.FM and 200 STAB WOUNDS, and many more exciting acts. This is an event not to be missed for any CODE ORANGE enthusiast.