At this point in his career, producer L’Orange boasts a discography full of album-length collaborations with emcees including Kool Keith, Solemn Brigham, Mr. Lif, Namir Blade, and Jeremiah Jae, though, as we’re learning today, 2017’s The Ordinary Man wasn’t the last of the artist’s solo LPs. Today he’s revealing his latest project, The World Is Still Chaos, But I Feel Better, which features contributions from Brigham, Jae, Backwoodz producer Willie Green, and others, but will be billed as a solo release for the artist to exercise his boom-bap and jazz-rap muscles.
With a title familiar to just about anyone who’s ever put on noise-cancelling headphones to drown out the reality of, say, a global pandemic, the music video for the album’s first single provides a dramatization of the experience of living in a song—if only for three minutes of cathartic dance. “When you’re growing up depressed, the world can feel like chaos,” L’Orange explains. “Then, sometimes you feel better and the world still feels like chaos. But you feel better. And, one day, you realize that the world is the same as it always is but sometimes you feel better.”
Watch the clip below, and pre-ave the album here.