[SONG OF THE DAY] Emotional Oranges - "Built That Way"
Los Angeles…duo? I’m pretty sure they’re a duo. However many humans comprise the mysterious LA outfit, Emotional Oranges officially have priority over my ears moving forward. With their latest track, “Built That Way”, the R&B-centric collective are throwing upbeat groove-filled vibes that are akin to early Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu. Following earlier songs, “Corners Of My Mind”, “Hold You Back”, “Personal”, and “Motion” (as heard as the theme song of RuPaul’s Drag Race last season), the song is about being completely transparent with your significant other, even when the truth hurts.
May 10th sees the arrival of their debut 8-song compilation, The Juice: Vol I, which will feature the aforementioned tracks along with some delicacies we haven’t yet sampled. Following the EPs release, the band will be hitting the road for some select dates in North America and Europe. Tickets for the shows go on sale this Friday at 10AM local time over on their website.
May 20 Toronto, Ont. Mod Club
21 New York, NY Rough Trade
23 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
24 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
June 3 Paris, FR Point FMR
4 Amsterdam, NE Paradiso Noord
6 London, UK XOYO