British rock band Black Orchid Empire have this week shared their brand new single Evergreen along with an accompanying music video. It’s the first single taken from the new studio album Semaphore which is scheduled to be released on June 12th, 2020 via Long Branch Records.
You can watch the video for Evergreen below!
Black Orchid Empire guitarist and singer Paul Visser about the new single: “Evergreen is one of our favourite tracks on Semaphore. It’s full of really interesting chord progressions, riffs and melodies that somehow come together and make perfect sense. It came from a guitar riff that I had knocking around for a while that Dave (Ferguson, bass) and (drummer) Billy (Freedom) found a home for. The middle instrumental section is something we haven’t done for a while – it just felt right to take the song on a journey from quite empty and sparse to full-on insanity.
Lyrically, as with all the tracks on Semaphore, it’s a sci-fi story. All of the thematic concepts for the songs came about organically while we were writing – Evergreen is about the idea of a slowly receding island of lush greenery in an otherwise barren wasteland. The last habitable place on a planet, run by the elite, with a band of exiled scavengers living on scraps in the outskirts.
Our good friend Alina Gordienco came up with the video treatment, which portrays an artistic interpretation of the lyric, and shot an incredible narrative sequence in the Ukraine. We were floored with what she put together – it perfectly complements the music and conjures the same visuals we had in our heads for the song. It blew us away!”
A ferociously tight live band, Black Orchid Empire have toured Europe and the UK extensively, recently supporting Skunk Anansie on their sold out twenty fifth anniversary shows, including one at London’s Brixton Academy. These appearances, as well as previous tours with HED p.e, INME, Black Map and Ravenface, combined with festival slots at Download, Standon Calling, Planet Rockstock, Camden Rocks and Taubertal, have sealed the bands reputation as a force to be reckoned with.
UK readers can catch the band on the following upcoming dates:
13/02/20 – Derby – The Hairy Dog
14/02/20 – Torquay – Apple & Parrot
15/02/20 – Southampton – Suburbia
16/02/20 – Tunbridge Wells – The Forum Basement