Orion Sun teams up with Chicago beatmaker Nascent on new single "Forever" - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Philly singer-songwriter and producer Orion Sun is back with a new release, “Forever,” a collaboration with Chicago beatmaker Nascent. The single follows the release of the artist’s debut album Hold Space For Me, released in April on Mom + Pop, as well as the stunning single “Mama’s Baby,” released in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests in June.

The new single leans into Orion Sun’s typically personal storytelling lyrics, heightened by her smooth vocals floating over R&B melodies. Nascent, who has appeared on tracks by Chance The Rapper and A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, adds an upbeat touch to the track that finds home with Orion Sun’s style fuzed of jazz and R&B instrumentals. 

The accompanying lyrics tell a story of a complex love, “I think I’ll love you forever / Even down on my worst day / You see the beauty in darkness darling / So nothing will ever hurt me / Can’t believe that you hurt me.” Orion Sun’s pure vocals share the feeling of navigating love, and of loving someone so much that you make beauty out of personal pain. The catchy chorus almost tricks you into thinking that she is singing a happy song about love, but instead, she reveals the duality of her experience.  

“Forever” is a wonderful display of Orion Sun’s ability to have contrasting emotions that exist within one track through the lyrics and melody. Still, she manages to make the track put you in a good mood in the end, a trait of her music overall. Listen below.

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