The bedroom producing, angsty singing, lo-fi aesthetic of Mac Demarco has influenced a seemingly endless stream of copycats. Most of whom are very good, however that doesn’t distract from the over saturation of the genre. That being said, Orange County seems like he’s cut from the same cloth but somehow comes across as fresh and original. Similar to Yellow Days, a young producer/ singer from the UK, Orange County, the singer is able to convey a wonderfully melancholy yet upbeat sound that demands listeners to tap their toes a long to the beat. He has reportedly been seen in the studio with BADBADNOTGOOD (fingers crossed, that would be beautiful), but no official word on a collab is out yet.
For his first release of 2017 he drops off a gem titled “Best Friend.” The song has a West Coast beach vibe accented by his soaring (you can picture him sitting while singing this, even during the high notes), yet grounded voice. Give it a listen below and stick with us for more from the 18 year old English singer.
Written by Jesse Wiles