Today, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs shares the new single and video for ‘Never Seen You Dance’, the latest release from the forthcoming album ‘When the Lights Go’ due out September 9th on his own label imprint Nice Age.
Bridging his elegant indie sensibilities and organic dance roots, ‘Never Seen You Dance’ is a surprising upbeat twist amongst the singles released thus far off the album. An avant-garde approach to indie dance, ‘Never Seen You Dance’ gushes with a wave of bittersweet ‘80s soul through thumping basslines, crooning vocals, and a big old piano riff. Continuing to carry a personal sentiment throughout the project, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs shares his hopeful romantic infatuations as he sings, “How long have I been waiting now? Only for the hope of one kiss - love and loneliness”.
‘Never Seen You Dance’ arrives with an official music video directed by Pavel Brenner. The playful music video follows two girls dancing through ‘TEED University’ while listening to ‘Never Seen You Dance’ through a pair of shared headphones. Describing the video, Brenner said, “We wanted to create a feeling of hanging out with friends on a hot summer day. Our main challenge was to make a transition from a relatively slow opening to two people dancing fluid and not forced. Our creatives are based on the song's main premise - engaging one's friend/lover to dance.”
Regarding the video, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs said, “I started working on this song a long time ago, there have been so many versions before this final recording. Pavel’s direction and the performances from Zen Waterford and Sophia Frilot brought so much life to the music, it was almost like I'd never heard it before. I love it.”
This latest taste of ‘When the Lights Go’ follows earlier standouts ‘Forever’, ‘The Sleeper’, ‘Crosswalk’, and ‘Blood In The Snow’. With each release from the new album, there’s a growing sense of honesty and vulnerability from Orlando that pulls listeners into a deeply personal journey. ‘When the Lights Go’ is indicative of a level of maturity that hasn’t been heard from him in the past, bringing in a pop aesthetic that’s full of depth, feeling, storytelling and woe - presented in a compelling manner, as only he can.
For Orlando, ‘When the Lights Go’ is where the troubles of the past come to an end. Life has offered a myriad of twists and turns, his response to the pain is a shift into positive energy, the 17-track release being the catalyst.
The new single release follows the announcement of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ highly-anticipated new live show coming to stages across Europe and North America this Fall. After many years of touring around the world as a DJ, the tour marks Orlando’s first live shows since 2013.
Since the release of his debut album ‘Trouble’ 10 years ago, Orlando toured the globe, settled in LA for seven years, worked behind-the-scenes producing for a range of top-tier acts, and earned himself a Grammy nomination in 2020 for his collaboration with Bonobo - ‘Heartbreak’. Earlier this year, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs wrapped his ‘I Have A Dream’ Club Tour, delighting fans with his dynamic DJ Sets at iconic venues such as Chicago’s Spybar, Red Rocks Amphitheater, the DoLab Stage at Coachella, and more.