Opus Orange - Miles From Nowhere
These songs mark the bands’ move into exuberant, heartfelt, full-band goodness. Like all Opus Orange material, they are “deliciously upbeat” (Indie Rock Cafe) and still “oft-kilter, brilliant. highly infectious, and just ear-popping sugar candy.” (The Revue). The title track, “Miles From Nowhere” – out now – explores the disorientation of arriving at the wrong destination.
OPUS ORANGE is the recording project of LA-based musician, Paul Bessenbacher – ‘opus’ a nod to Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu, Opus 66 and ‘orange’ to Mingus’ “Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress”. The name embodies his ability to mesh together seemingly disparate shapes into an authentic whole.
Over the course of 4 albums and various EPs and singles, OPUS ORANGE has garnered airplay on key stations/shows such as Alt 98.7 FM and SIRIUS XM Alt Nation. They’ve logged more than 1M Spotify streams on 3 songs, over 100k streams on 23 songs, and .9M plays on Soundcloud. Top YouTube video performers are “The Next World” (76k), “Artificial Heart” (46k) and “Balance” (28.6k).
An esteemed composer for film and TV, Bessenbacher’s work has appeared in feature films by Joss Whedon & Catherine Hardwicke, the documentary Mile, Mile & a Half, TV shows like Broad City, Younger, Grey’s Anatomy and The Detour, and national ads for Apple, Google, Samsung and Adobe. On the songwriter side, he’s collaborated with such artists as Eleni Mandell, Thao Nguyen, Tim Booth (James), Lauren Hillman (Kotomi), Emy Reynolds, and Joe Gil, Bernard Chadwick (Loud Forest) and Rachel Chadwick (Loud Forest).