CD REVIEW: Midnight Lights by Josh Orange

Sydney based contemporary folk-rock act Josh Orange has just released the much-anticipated album Midnight Lights. The new release features the band’s three AMRAP number #1 breakthrough smashes, I Will Follow You, When Tomorrow Comes and Midnight Lights. Rocketing into the iTunes top 200 Australian singer-songwriter chartsupon release, the new album was also Album of the Week on the ABC, Triple H and in the running for the coveted spotlight on Good Morning Country in April. The band also landed its first officially curated Spotify playlist, with Lost in the Woods attracting 300k plus listeners. The new album’s closing track, the contemplative Three Words, was also recently added to anther curated Spotify playlist with 2.3 million followers. And reaffirming the band’s massive streaming success is the album’s opening song Little Miss America, which has now scored over 54k Spotify streams and added to over 100 playlists.The new album veers from folk-infused rock to country-tinged balladry, harnessing an accessible mixture of intimacy and universality. With subjects such as relationship challenges, intimacy, escapism, and societal observations explored, the album covers a lot of conceptual ground without ever losing its most vital elements: persuasive performances and refined song writing. Whether it’s the Dylan, Dire Straits sounding splendour of the opening track Little Miss America or the pensive, reflective air of I Feel Love, Josh Orange has delivered a cohesive, subtly seductive collection of songs that have a sense of vulnerability and endurability about them. Midnight Lights is sure to make a lasting impact on audiences across the globe, initialising the next chapter in Josh Orange’s soaring trajectory. Not only a satisfying array of life-affirming songs, Midnight Lights also affirms the band’s tenacity and thriving creative spirit.

The band will be performing the album in its entirety in May at a soon to be announced venue in Sydney. For details about how to catch Josh Orange in their first live performance since COVID see:

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