In honor of tonight’s Grammy, the nominated artist Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs releases a somber yet tantalizing new single, ‘Blood In The Snow.’ This is his first original release of 2022. The track marks a new chapter and direction for the dynamic artist who has also announced his first album in a decade, When the Lights Go, due out later this year on his label imprint Nice Age.
The single is about the artist's deep and personal journey across a ten-year period. ‘Blood In The Snow’ is full of an obscure and defying sound boasting gripping synths and saturated layers of melodic haunting melodies. Once you’ve heard in his delicate voice, come to a halting crescendo mixed of textures that crunch together. “This song is about melting glaciers and wanting a daughter, where to put love in this tailspin,” says Orlando about the track. The new album marks a departure in sound, defined by the events of the last few years.
When the Lights Go is a substantial body of work, containing 17 tracks representing the duration between albums. The new album also marks a shift into the pop domain; Orlando’s vocals take center stage with arrangements that complement the sadness in the songwriting.
“I feel grateful to know that there are people interested in more music from me. So I want to give them something significant in length” - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
He announced the ‘A Dream I Have’ tour following the upcoming new album and released single. The 22 date tour will include iconic venues such as Spybar in Chicago, Flash in DC, and Elsewhere in Brooklyn. Additional stops include Red Rocks Amphitheater, the DoLab Stage at Coachella, and more. The tour comes amidst Orlando’s Grammy nomination for his track ‘Heartbreak’ with Bonobo up for Best Dance/Electronic Recording this year.