Former frontman of The Maccabees, Orlando Weeks, has shared his latest single ‘Milk Breath’.
The track is taken from his upcoming debut solo album A Quickening which is due to be released on 12th June via Play It Again Sam. This is the third teaser fans have received of the highly-anticipated record following on from previous singles ‘Safe In Sound’ and ‘Blood Sugar’.
The record was written prior to the birth of his new baby apart from ‘Milk Breath’ which was penned shortly after and the whole experience re-lit a creative fire in Weeks, one that led him to return to making music for the first time since 2017’s alternative Christmas tale The Gritterman.
“This is about watching my son sleep,” he said. “When you’ve rocked him for 45 minutes and finally the wriggling has stopped and the muscles have relaxed and you put him down in slow motion and then stand, without breathing for another 20 minutes praying that he’s asleep.”
Speaking to NME, Weeks noted: “I suppose I’m just not very good at being at the front of the stage and bossing everyone around. But I can feel like I can justify everything – you’re asking me questions about the record and I feel like I can back it up.”
The former Maccabees man then added: “I feel legitimate as an authority on this record. I don’t feel like a fraud. Sometimes I think it must be fun being a proper frontman. I sometimes think I should go and do some frontman classes. I don’t know if they do those. They probably call them something else.”
Listen to ‘Milk Breath’ below.