- 11 Nov 21
"It’s a song about the early days of romance and knowing that even when you aren’t doing anything extraordinary, being with that person is what makes the time worthwhile."
Belgium-born, Ireland-raised ORLA makes fans warm and fuzzy with a new music video for her sophomore single, 'Lazy'.
“I wrote this song a year ago, in the first lockdown. It was summer and everyone was stuck at home," the singer began.
"I was thinking back to a time where my life was so busy in comparison and finding hours to do just nothing with the person I most wanted to be with was a blessing. It’s a song about the early days of romance and knowing that even when you aren’t doing anything extraordinary, being with that person is what makes the time worthwhile.
"I wanted the sound of the song to reflect the romance, comfort and nostalgia of this feeling. It’s more playful, with an upbeat groove and a little less serious than my last song. The layers of vocals are there to create a dreamy feeling, while the saxophone, strings and guitar give it the laid back groove of classic R&B tunes I grew up listening to.”
The fast-rising R&B act brought her 'Lazy' music video to life with the help of filmmaker and editor Katie Freeney and actor Eoghan Collins. It follows the story of a couple relaxing at home cutting to shots of ORLA performing the song.
"I wanted to have a simple visual for this video, one that focuses on how the everyday tasks such as cooking, going for a walk, even just hanging around at home can be romantic and create memories," muses ORLA.
"The photographs at the beginning of the video are of my grandparents and my aunt and uncle at their wedding. The combination of these scenes reflects the feeling of early romance the song creates, the comfort of home and knowing you don't need to go anywhere, you just need to be with the right person."
Since its release, 'Lazy' has received positive feedback from both the Irish press and radio. In just one week it gained over 10,000 streams on Spotify and made its way onto editorial playlists such as 'New Music Friday UK'.
Watch ORLA's 'Lazy' music video below.