Listen to Orlando Weeks’ simmering new single ‘Dig’ featuring Wet Leg’s Rhian Teasdale

Orlando Weeks has dropped his simmering new single ‘Dig’ featuring Wet Leg‘s Rhian Teasdale – watch the video below.

The former Maccabees frontman has released his latest music in anticipation of his forthcoming album ‘Loja’, scheduled to drop on June 6 via Fiction Records – presave the album here.

‘Dig’ is described by Weeks as an “under your breath half-argument, the kind that only ever happens in public,” featuring jabs such as “I’m so far from it on the other shore / I dig my heels into the hardwood floor”. 

Weeks added: “‘Dig’ is a tit for tat exchange where long worn-out promises are remade and road weary offences retaken. The kind of disagreement that manages to be somewhere between outpouring of emotion and exposed internal monologue.”


Watch the fantastical video for ‘Dig’ directed by Matt Harris-Freeth below:

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‘Loja’ was written as Weeks moved from London to Lisbon. Its name (‘shop’ or ‘store’ in Portuguese) references a building the musician rented to make the art to accompany the album. Weeks will be hosting an exhibition of this art and performing tracks off Loja from June 6-9 at London’s Copeland Gallery – get your tickets here.


“The great change in our lives was that we left London and moved to Lisbon, and the record definitely has elements of being a love letter to the place that we now call home,” he said. “But I think the move provided a stirring of the waters. It threw up an awful lot of stuff and it gave us perspective and hindsight because suddenly there was distance. You can re-evaluate the things you were too close to, those things that there was no point spending time thinking about because it was the day-to-day bubble you were in.”

The record was primarily recorded in Chale Abbey Studios on the Isle of Wight with producer Sergio Maschetzko (Black Country, New Road) and David Granshaw, along with Nathan Jenkins (Bullion). See the tracklist for ‘Loja’ below:

Orlando Weeks’ ‘Loja’ tracklist is:

‘Best Night’
‘Wake Up’
‘Dig’ featuring Rhian Teasdale
‘You & The Packhorse Blues’
‘Good To See You’
‘My Love Is (Daylight Saving)’
‘Please Hold’
‘Beautiful Place’

NME reviewed his last album ‘Hop Up‘, giving it a four star review: “By the time you reach closer ‘Way To Go’, Weeks’ newfound vigour and happiness has become catching, and is so welcome. As a whole, ‘Hop Up’ sounds undeniably warmer, more open-hearted and relaxed than he has ever been on record.


“This is an album about embracing the hopefulness of new life and striving to share Weeks’ singular, miraculous happiness with anyone who might be dragging their feet, stumbling upon the songs with little excitement about a currently dreary day-to-day. You finish this collection feeling lighter, a little more optimistic about what the world has to offer.”