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Orbital announce new album ’30 Something’

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Share a new single featuring Stephen Hawking.

Orbital have just announced the first details of their upcoming studio album ‘30 Something’. The new record will be out July 15th on double CD, quadruple LP boxset, and digital formats.

The pandemic meant that Orbital missed their actual thirtieth anniversary, but it gave brothers Paul and Phil pause to think and find a way to celebrate their past that was actually about the future. Unlike other ‘Best Of’, ‘30 Something’ contains reworks, remakes, remixes, and re-imaginings of landmark Orbital tracks based on the duo’s unrivaled live show. The album involves Orbital-inspired artists and DJs, including Joris Voorn, Dusky, Jon Tejada, Yotto, and long-time supporter David Holmes, who reworks ‘Belfast’, the iconic track that got its name in his hometown.

In line with the announcement, Orbital also shared ‘Where Is It Going’, a new mix of their collaboration with the late theoretical physicist from the 2012 London Paralympics Opening Ceremony.

‘This is our special Paralympic version of ‘Where Is It Going?’, featuring the fantastic Stephen Hawking. He’s tackling the big question of the unification of physics and the understanding of a theory of everything. We’re not there yet, we can’t even find a unification socially as a species but hopefully one day we will find out where we are going…’ say Orbital about the collaboration.

Watch the official music video for Orbital’s ‘Where Is It Going’ featuring Stephen Hawking below.

 

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