Preparing for his forthcoming album, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs releases his third single titled ‘The Sleeper,” a 4-minute ballad that is a window into the difficult emotions of love and relationships. This series of releases marks his return back to music after a decade-long period with no new music. “The Sleeper” is the third release from his forthcoming album When the Lights Go – due out in July on his own label imprint Nice Age.
As mentioned above, this tune definitely gives love song vibes, a crooning ballad with piano and R&B influences. Orlando, aka Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, does admit that he initially viewed this song as a “love” song when he initially recorded, but after many years of growth, “looking back he realizes the track is something entirely different, a cry for help for someone feeling undeserving of love.”
This body of work coming up from Orlando will be a substantial one; with 17 tracks recounting the past 10 years of his life. “This very intimate odyssey encompasses themes relating to past romantic relationships, as well as broader topics such as mental health, the patriarchal system and climate change.”
When the Lights Go will be available on limited edition double 12” gatefold blue vinyl with printed insert, details available here.