Code Orange have recruited the Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan for the new song “Take Shape.” It comes with a music video inspired by The Truman Show and Vanilla Sky. Max Moore co-directed the video with Code Orange’s frontman, Jami Morgan. Watch it below.
“I have been working on the concept for this video, and others to come, for about a year and a half,” Morgan explained in a statement. “I am so thankful to have been able to sit under the learning tree of Max Moore and our [director of photography] 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.”
Code Orange have also officially announced a new album: The Above is out September 29 via Blue Grape Music. Along with “Take Shape,” the follow-up to 2020’s Underneath will include the Pittsburgh hardcore band’s recent tracks “Grooming My Replacement” and “The Game.”
Jami Morgan and Eric “Shade” Balderose co-produced the new album, which was engineered by Steve Albini. “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,” Morgan remarked. “It was to feel rooted in the ‘analog’ 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.”