The focus of todays Artist Discovery is firmly fixed on Orlando Hotopf!
Having been writing and performing music for over 15 years, the talented singer songwriter recently launched his most exciting project yet - treading the ropes as a solo artist, with what seems like an incredibly exciting and promising future ahead...
Music has been ruining through Orlando's veins since he was a youngster, having performed in various bands ever since the youthful age of just 13!
To date, the gifted performer has toured/shared the stage with the likes of Ásgeir, Bombay Bicycle Club, Young The Giant and Grant Nicholas (Feeder) as well as well as extending out his creative juices to work as a session musician for Tenterhook/Archie Faulks on Cartoon Records and FREYR on Nettwerk Records.
It was when Orlando's last band split up that the up and coming musician decided the time was right to enter a new chapter in his life by embarking on a solo career.
In a bold move, Hotopf initiated this exciting new phase in his musical journey by moving from London (UK) to Stockholm (Sweden).
Wasting no time in getting stuck in, Orlando quickly started to find his feet within the world of Stockholm music - exploring his new found role as a solo musician.
It wasn't long before he had found the perfect band to accompanying him - fusing together the creative strengths of Anton Hedlund on lead guitar, Freyr Flodgren on bass and Eric Olsson on drums.
And so the perfect storm begins...
Now armed with a solidly strong group of musicians by his side, things were really looking up for the gifted songwriter. He soon began work on writing for his forthcoming album - shaping his style and defining his sound along the way...
The 10th July 2020 marked an incredibly important day indeed with the release of the first track from the album - Orlando Hotopf's debut single, 'Confessions'...
The record combines a rich blend of full sounding melodic textures and tones with an energetically charged and tightly locked rhythm section. Orlando gives a satisfyingly alive sounding performance - blending a range of tunefully pleasing melodies and big vocal hooks.
Having set the songwriting bar incredibly high, Hotopf and his band entered the studio with talented producer Zebastian Swartz (Shitbaby Mammals) to record the track, with latter mastering duties falling to Grammy Award-winning audio professional, Greg Calbi (David Bowie, The Strokes, Blondie, John Lennon, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Bon Iver).
Although he may have just begun, Orlando is certainly well on his way to ticking all the boxes needed to fulfil his musical dreams...and we are definitely here for it! Here's to him and the exciting future which lies ahead...
Click here to download/stream Orlando Hotopf's new single 'Confessions'!
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