“Orion Sun’s wide-eyed innocence and grounding timbre in her tone have always given
her lyrics a sense of closeness, like you’re right on her bedroom floor with her
trying to make sense of all the conflicting signs” NPR
“she’s stark, frank, and lightly poetic” Pitchfork
“Her songs are pensive, thoughtful in theme and structure.
They’re soulful scenes that are often both haunting and hopeful” Hypebeast
“A song with an explicitly autobiographical meaning,
its opaque soul vision has a subdued but deeply moving quality” ClashMagazine
“Sunshine-drenched, soulful music” 10 Magazine
“Tender and personal” Tenner Magazine
“Evoking a sense of nostalgia while carving out a future-looking space for R&B” Sniffers
“One to watch” Purple Sneakers
Today, critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer, Orion Sun announces her newest project, Getaway, which is slated for release on March 11th via Mom + Pop. In celebration, the Brooklyn-based artist shares her insatiable new song ‘dirty dancer’, which was featured as Zane Lowe’s ‘World Record’, accompanied by a striking music video. LISTEN HERE + WATCH HERE.
Directed by Courtney Loo, the visual beautifully captures Orion Sun coming into her own with a renewed sense of purpose. The video sheds light on a more intimate side of Orion Sun as she moves through stunning choreography and delivers a beautiful depiction of vulnerability and strength, revealing the incredible depth within Orion Sun.
The Getaway project ushers in a new chapter for Orion Sun artistically and personally; one that is shaped by her own journey of self-discovery and healing. The arrival of this new body of work serves as a true act of perseverance and sees Orion Sun stepping into her rightful position as one of today’s most essential artists.
Additionally, Orion Sun announced her debut headlining North American tour, which is set for Spring 2022. The shows kick off in New York on May 1st and wrap in Los Angeles on May 18th – full tour dates below. Tickets go on sale to the public on February 11th but fans can sign up for early access to presale tickets HERE.
25-year-old Orion Sun is firmly carving out her own lane. Unapologetically complex, her music defies the confines of genres. It features her signature style of alternative R&B that speaks deeply to her generation. Her work pulls inspiration from the greats that shaped her artistry such as Billie Holiday, StevieWonder, Bill Withers, JohnP. Kee Fred Hammond, LaurynHill, and others. Her previous album, HoldSpace For Me, amassed over 40 million global streams and cemented Orion Sun as an artist to watch with her transformative, intimate art. It solidified her as a critical press darling by garnering large acclaim from outlets such as NPR, BBC Radio, Pitchfork, i-D, Fader, Billboard, NYLON, Hypebeast, Stereogum, and many more. Orion Sun is now a two-time 2021 Libera Awards Nominee for Breakthrough Artist/Release and Best R&B Record.