Opus Orange return with new single ‘Tell It Like It Is’

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7.4

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American band Opus Orange returned with new single ‘Tell It Like It Is’ embodying a delicious concoction of fresh indie pop.

Formed in 2010, the Santa Monica, Los Angeles, band’s track is the first released ahead of a new LP Miles From Nowhere, is that of “exuberant, heartfelt, full-band goodness,” says musician Paul Bessenbacher.

Natural in rhythm, ‘Tell It Like It Is’ features noisy electric guitar, buzzy synths, acoustic guitar, infectious pop melodies, and group vocals make up the memorable indie-pop sound of Opus Orange.

Lyrically, it’s an encouragement to speak your mind and to get others to do the same.

The name embodies his ability to mesh together seemingly disparate shapes into an authentic whole. The band is the project of LA-based musician, Paul Bessenbacher. ‘Opus’ is a nod to Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu, Opus 66 and ‘orange’, to Mingus’ ‘Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress’.

Paul’s multi-faceted music taste is reflected in the band’s constant evolution of their sonic palette with every release.

Good

  • Fresh indie pop

Bad

  • Simple in layering

Summary

Natural in rhythm, ‘Tell It Like It Is’ features noisy electric guitar, buzzy synths, acoustic guitar, infectious pop melodies, and group vocals make up the memorable indie-pop sound of Opus Orange.
7.4

ICM Rating