Premiere: Orange Orange - There We Go
Ryan Basile (aka Orange Orange) is an artist based in Melbourne’s west that blends his talents as a singer/songwriter and producer, to create music that depicts his personal life and human psyche.
In his latest single ‘There We Go’, Orange Orange depicts scenes of subtle domestic abuse within a relationship, a topic far too relevant in contemporary Australian society today.
"There We Go is written from the point of view of a person who is confined by subtle domestic violence in a relationship. The violence is subtle as there is no material proof that there is any violence - only passively, through verbal clues that promote prejudiced norms such as subordination." Ryan says.
"The one who feels victimized has a strong will and fights for power, but often acquiesces to their partner out of love and security. But it is revealed at the end of the song that their partner has no real respect for the person and only lusts for them in certain ways. It's quite scary, really." He adds.
“It's a message that many people, female or male, will connect with, especially those who feel like they have no power or influence in a relationship, whether that is a marriage or cohabitation. Domestic violence is one of the largest current issues in Australia and 'There We Go' is an insight as to how subtle some of the abuse can be.”
These dark themes make up parts of the melancholy undertones of the upcoming album, titled 'Shame', which discusses guilt, pride, shame and its impact upon people, especially in Ryan's own life
The video clip which has been made working in collaboration with Lowen Hunta (animation) and Maxine Zanoni, a member of the up-and-coming Medium collective that we are certainly keeping an eye on.
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