Orion Sun showcases her influences and sketches in test: experimental tape continuous mix

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Orion Sun at Made In America | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

Philly singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Orion Sun has a new album in the works, but ahead of that release she’s sharing some new material in the form of a 19-minute Soundcloud compilation. According to the artist, the new release, which is titled test: experimental tape, features a combination of mostly self-produced remixes and unreleased songs that Orion Sun decided didn’t fit with the new record but wanted to share anyway.

In the mix with reworked bits of hip-hop classics — Redman’s “Can’t Wait,” A Tribe Called Quest’s “1nce Again,” Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” — we hear vignettes, verses, and previously unheard melodies from Orion Sun’s creative sketchbook, plus an ear-grabbing sample of poet Mike Taylor reading a piece called “I’m Thinking About You.”

Orion Sun hinted that the new record will be out sometime next year, writing on Soundcloud:

“thank you for your patience! im excited to show you my album next year, ive been working really hard on it and finding out a lot about myself. its been quite the ride but its almost over and in some ways just starting haha”

Until then, listen to the new test: experimental tape below, and read The Key’s interview with Orion Sun here.

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