Sam Hall's Ghost Orchard is a project that frequently gets categorized as "bedroom pop," but songs like "bunny" are the kinds of hybrid tunes that make you reevaluate what that subgenre entails. "bunny" is the title track from his upcoming album — it has the air of both an intimate Elliot Smith-inspired acoustic sketch and a smoked-out MPC jam after listening to Donuts front to back. It's a fun little wonderland of rap, folk, and electronica, and it conjures a similarly unique range of emotions.
Over email, Sam Hall gave The FADER a few sentences on what the song means to him:
'bunny' serves as the title track for a few reasons. to me, it kind of showcases everything the record has in store for a listener. it was one of the first ones i had finished when i was kind of figuring out the direction i wanted to take for this release and pulls from all of the influences for it while also pulling from my past releases. frank, sam ray, aphex twin, brockhampton — it’s all kind of there if you’re looking for it.
‘bunny’ is also the nickname my partner calls me and the song kind of chronicles our start and the feeling of coming into adulthood and not really knowing what the hell you’re doing. no one really tells you that growing up is hard. i’ll leave the rest up to the listener because i don’t want to say to much, but the song means a lot to me.
Ghost Orchard's new album Bunny is out August 23 via Orchid Tapes. Preorder it here.
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