Our guest for episode three of season five is Orono from Superorganism.
Superoganism are a band now based in London, though they started out more geographically dispersed. When the group formed, Orono would record her vocals separately from Maine, where she attended boarding school.
After finding prominence with their debut single Something for Your M.I.N.D in 2017, Superorganism followed it up with their first album - a self-titled record - a year later. The group released their second album, World Wide Pop, in July 2022.
Orono has been an Elliott Smith fan since her dad introduced her to his music as a teenager. In this interview, Orono shares more about how she discovered his music, we talk about how the self-titled album accompanied her through some very difficult times, discuss learning to play Elliott songs and, of course, we go in depth on her favourite song pick too.
Our listener cover today comes from Andrew Alarcon (featuring Tawnie Lucas).
Photo by Jack Bridgland.
Extra things to look at / listen to:
St Ides Heaven by Elliott Smith: https://elliottsmith.bandcamp.com/track/st-ides-heaven
Elliott Smith by Elliott Smith: https://elliottsmith.bandcamp.com/album/elliott-smith
Orono's Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/oronooo
Andrew Alarcon (featuring Tawnie Lucas) playing St Ides Heaven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct5YH1EPD2k
Read our newsletter #1: https://myfavouriteelliottsmithsong.substack.com/p/newsletter-1-ruth-radelet-carmen
Please send us your cover to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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