I am obsessed with this band, Superorganism.
Just watch and listen…
Superorganism-Something For Your M.I.N.D.
“Something For Your M.I.N.D.” begins with a solid drum beat, tweeting birds, hooting owls and multiple electronic and instrumental effects. When the vocals begin and you think it will fall into normalcy, it continues to oddly twist and turn with curious lyrics, multiple voices, and gloriously ends with a masterful spell out of the word, mind. It is so playful and fun that I just can’t get enough of it.
Superorganism is a newly formed band hailing from all over the planet, but they all now live together in London.
Their music formed out of sending a demo track to a Japanese student studying in a high school in Maine, known only as Orono. She wrote and recorded the vocal part and their first song was born. After graduating from high school, Orono convinced her parents that she should delay college and move to London to pursue this musical project. Even though the original version was uploaded to the internet last February, it sparked a multitude of questions around who put it out there and what was next. Mysterious roots and an unconventional sound created a fire storm of inquiries, speculations, and shares. Frank Ocean even shared the song on his show.
“Something For Your M.I.N.D.” was created purely online,” says Orono of the track. “My buddies in London sent me the demo on Facebook, then I wrote the lyrics and recorded the vocals on Garageband via my Macbook microphone in about an hour or two…then it was pretty much done! We just had to add a couple of key missing ingredients to the mix: some sweet backing vocals, sick artwork, Tucan’s magical touch to make the track sound even more dope, and chemical X. We’re more than excited to bring this song back to life (officially) and to let it, once again, fluoresce on the dark corners of the Internet.”
The buzz was back in Feb, but they have just recently re-released it. In a recent interview, the band admitted other songs are almost completed and an album should follow soon. They are appearing live for the first time at the end of September with several dates abroad and only one in the USA, Brooklyn. I am expecting them to blow up.
Just you wait…
The band has a style which is off the charts different, catchy, humorous, and quirky but charming. Perhaps the root of their creativity stems in the fact there are so many people contributing to it. There is just something about their electronic collage that hooks me completely.
How about you? If so, you should also listen to their two other releases, but especially… “It’s All Good” .
In these weird times we live in, I am in desperate need of something fun and light to listen to that makes me smile, and Superorganism nails it!