Sea Of Bees Orangefarben on LP + CD
Orangefarben is as much of a reflection of one relationship as it is of the relationships we all have with one another. There’s giddy joy, desperate sorrow, yearning, fear, frustration, and a depth of emotion that can only come when sharing little or big portions of yourself with a kindred spirit. Just as Julie Ann Bee was unafraid to share so much of herself on this album, she encourages you take to Orangefarben with the same fearless abandon.
Each song on the album is given a pointed single word title. It’s a bold move that encourages close listening. Julie is unafraid to have you dig deep within and find the core of each one. It can start with an image like “Teeth,” which she uses to spill out the memory of her first time kissing her former partner. Or it’s a simple idea like “Give,” a gorgeous song that highlights just how much of one’s time, energy, and affection you are willing to bestow upon a loved one.
Julie also uses this framing device for the album’s sole cover song, a meditative take on John Denver’s “Leaving On a Jet Plane.” Titled on the album as simply “Leaving,” the poignancy of this song choice is deepened when you learn that it was a family favorite and one that she would sing for her girlfriend before she left for tour.
“Sublime debut from the honey voiced alt-country siren.” - Uncut Magazine
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