Play, Pretend

by Project Orange

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Bacolod-based band Project Orange captivates listeners with their sophisticated blend of bedroom pop and indie rock on “Play Pretend”—a distinctly laid-back affair that chronicles the growing pains of young love and the unsteady circumstances that define it.

The four-piece outfit employs a lush and dream-like palette in terms of musical approach, fully embracing a deceptively simple arrangement that wouldn’t feel out of place side by side with the breezy pop sensibilities of Clairo and Boy Pablo. Steeped in melancholic pulse, “Play Pretend” provides glimpses of a promising music act informed by the sound of its time but never allowing trends to envelope the finality and packaging. It’s all heart, less feels: the more you immerse to the song’s intimate revelations, the closer it hits home.

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Let’s slow dance
Disguised as friends
Like I have a chance
Oh take my hand
Pull the other end
Let’s see what happens then

It’s just you and I tonight
Try to hold on tight
Drown ourselves
In the cold of the night
As I feel the warmth of your heart
Oh at least right now
We can play, pretend

Oh, darling
What a lovely sight
To see you in this light
Isn’t this a delight
For one night
You’re by my side

It’s just you and I tonight
Try to hold on tight
Drown ourselves
In the cold of the night
As I feel the warmth of your heart
Oh at least right now
We can play, pretend

Is there another way
You could possibly feel the same
Such a shame
I’ll wake up the next day
It was a dream that is now erased
What a waste

It’s just you and I tonight
Try to hold on tight
Drown ourselves
In the warmth of the night
As I feel the cold of your heart
Oh at least right now
We can play, pretend

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released September 16, 2020
Words and Music by Diana Mapa

Recorded and Performed by Project Orange:
Diana Mapa - vocals/guitars
Tin Pillado - guitars/backing vocals
Martin Garces - bass
Miguel San Miguel - drums

Produced by Project Orange / Lilystars Records
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered at Sonic State Audio, Mandaluyong City.
Engineered by Bryan Lotho
Mixed & Mastered by Chrisanthony Vinzons

Cover Art by Thea Torres

©℗ 2020 Lilystars Records

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Project Orange Bacolod, Philippines

A four-piece Indie/Dream Pop band from Bacolod City.

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