L’Orange: Alone (feat. Blu)
The Mad Writer is L’Orange’s new LP which made its debut this past Nov. 20th. The track Alone is the first single and features the smooth vocals of Blu conjoined with a mellow beat layered over with at least one noir sample that could be from any classic Republic gangster flick from the late 30s.
From North Carolina, the main behind these creative beats is L’Orange, a hip hop producer, musician and writer. His influences include late legends like J Dilla and pioneering jazz vocalist Billie Holiday, and he finds his signature samples from pre-1950s jazz, soul and radio. While L’Orange is an inspired beatmaker and highly capable producer, it is the perpetual search for beauty in the dark, unusual and forgotten corners of music that make him a true artist. Every L’Orange production is a unique, organic and undeniably original work of art, giving the listener a glimpse of the artist himself, even if obscured slightly by shadow.