Lilli Lewis is releasing her “Orange Music” series of themed EPs in 2016 to prepare for her next full release. Volume I is entitled “Water & Light” and is a 3 part art piece about what she believes to be essential needs for humankind, including personal and collective sovereignty, and the call to allow one’s light to shine forth. Volume II’s “Anatomy” is a deeply intimate mixtape installation of the pain and vulnerability that lies beneath the surface, mapping Lewis’ own experience through despair, defiance, self-acceptance and surrender. The last track is a gospel like rendering of “Sparrows” by acclaimed Cajun singer/songwriter Gina Forsyth. The topical “Orange Music, Volume III: The Matter” is a musical essay on the grit and rub of the current socio-political landscape in the US covering everything from gun control to #blacklivesmatter, but ultimately reminding us again and again that we share this one journey and we therefore belong to each other.
“O, Let Your Light Shine Bright” from Volume I was digitally distributed by EOne Music Group through Louisiana Red Hot Records. Volumes I & II are currently available in their entirety at bandcamp.com.