“Orpheus” by The Beaches – Northern Transmissions
Toronto’s best The Beaches are back with their next single, “Orpheus”. The Beaches reimagine their lover as the unfortunate musician of the same name. Gleaning glimpses of myths against a familiar backdrop, singer Jordan Miller recounts: “Orpheus played his favorite songs when we were in his basement / We fooled around and chilled on his couch while he played of his mustang.” A vibrant beat and a memorable guitar line tie together memories of a long-lost romance.
The song’s repeated mantra sends the positive message “There’s no use looking back if there’s something you can’t get back / Time flies faster than you know, feel these things instead than to let them pass before you.” The Beaches learn of Orpheus’ retrograde fatal mistake of turning around and instead choose to move forward.
About the track, Miller says, “I’ve always been interested in Greek myths. One of my favorites is the legend of Orpheus, the story of an artist so in love with his dead wife that he tries to bring her back to life, only to lose her again. There are a lot of things in the story that resonate with me, especially when I think about past loves. It’s tempting to look back and put people on pedestals, but when you’re always looking back, you can never look forward and see what great things might happen to you.
The band draw inspiration from the sounds of Muna, Dayglow, Coin, Olivia Rodrigo, Girl in Red, Wet Leg, Wolf Alice and The Strokes, The Beaches believe their upcoming releases will be a new direction for them: “We’re not giving up our rock ‘n’ roll roots, but for this next chapter in our career, we wanted to take ourselves less seriously, have fun and be less precious with the musical ideas we pursue.
The Beaches are currently touring North America where they recently celebrated two sold-out hometown shows at HISTORY in Toronto. They sold out other shows across the country, including at Corona Theater (Montreal, QC) and London Music Hall (London, ON). The band has played with The Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters, Alanis Morisette, The Aces, Passion Pit, Eagles of Death Metal and many more.
2022 Beach Tour Dates
October 7 – Atlanta, Georgia @ Masquerade
October 8 – Ringold, GA @ Rabbit Valley Festival
October 9 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
October 11 – Washington, DC @ Pearl Street Warehouse
October 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Dolphin Tavern
October 21 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
October 22 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
October 23 – Detroit, MI @ The Underground
November 12 – Boston MA – Brighton Music Hall
December 10 – Buffalo, NY – Iron Works
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