Hailing from Sydney, the band Josh Orange already has several albums under their belt including Songs for the Journey, Big Day Tomorrow and Eyes Wide Open and has won a rock category prize in 2015’s The Great American Song Contest. Their new track I Will Follow You comes after Little Miss America, a song that received a lot of attention across all streaming platforms and stayed in the top 10 Amrap Metro charts for seven weeks through June, July & August 2020. Their latest track is a compelling folk-rock song that blends strong melodies, an evocative lead vocal performance and a poignant and stirring lyric that examines subjects such as family, responsibility and self-identity. The new track is taken from the forthcoming album Midnight Lights. The band whose members are Gordon Burke (vocals/acoustic/keys), Andrew Wass (guitars/vocals), Blaine Munnings (bass guitar), Alex Miller (drums) and Shane McLaughlin (guitars) is from Glebe in Sydney’s west and I Will Follow You is sure to be the one that expands the band’s fan base and enhances their national profile. The song is both a tribute and a testament to family ties but it is also an exploration of how those ties impact on an individual.
As Irish singer/songwriter of the band Gordon Burke explains: ‘The song captures the family cycle from a father to his son, from generation to generation, and the tough decisions that can face a farmer in deciding what’s best for his children. There are also the family emotions around who stays and who goes as part of the cycle of farming in any country. The song is about farming and the way its traditions impacts families anywhere in the world’.
I Will Follow You is a classic sounding song that blends traditional folk-country rock aspects with contemporary ones with measured and assured detail. As the band says of its creative process: ‘We love what we do, we are a gang of brothers that are all fighting for the same goal – great songs. The live show is where we shine the most: it’s unpredictable, it’s always a huge buzz and we look forward to taking the new album on to a stage soon’. I Will Follow You is sure to be the song that propels Josh Orange into the next stage of their blossoming career.