Mild Orange. Photo by Cam Hay.
Mild Orange have released their new single with an animated video. Check out This Kinda Day below:
The song was written by frontman Josh Mehrtens in a difficult moment, and is his most personal lyrical and songwriting contribution to date. “I was recovering from pneumonia and pleurisy back in October 2020, which nearly wiped me out and left me sick for about six months." Despite an obviously challenging diagnosis, Mehrtens found solace in the support of friends, family and fans, and put that into This Kinda Day. “To me, this song represents a lot of growth in perspective, and I’d love to share that appreciation with others in hopes that it might help some not go down a dark path alone.”
It appears from their instagram that the band have prepared a sunny springtime live performance of the song too. Keep your eyes and ears firmly peeled!
One Friday evening a few months back, Mild Orange popped in to the Flying Nun shop in Wellington for a wee in-store in front of a packed crowd. Check out their What Was That Thing performance of Down By The River below, and read our interview with Josh Mehrtens here: