- March 4, 2014
-- David Orris is the gay son (and survivor of ex-gay "therapy") of an evangelical minister who was CBN's marketing director and instrumental in establishing the Christian Coalition as part of Pat Robertson's empire. And this is the primary emotional source material for his record "Retrograde Boulevard." David's unique brand of atmospheric music has been heard on MTV, TV shows including "Felicity" and in numerous independent feature films. His last album "The Seraphim Circus" spent several weeks charting at #1 on college radio (CMJ). Music Connection Magazine
declares David's music "will win fans among anyone looking for music with a soul."
The new self-produced album, written entirely by David, was largely recorded in the room at Enterprise Studios where the Star Wars
score and theme were originally recorded, utilizing real piano and tracking many band-and-vocal performances in real time. Friends helped him sneak in sessions between (much) better-funded acts-- acts who it turned out were musical heroes of David's including U2 and mega-producer Linda Perry (Pink, Christina Aguilera), even borrowing Linda's drum-miking setup (sorry, Linda!). And being particular about all things sonic, David was lucky enough to have the album mastered by Grammy winner Reuben Cohen (Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters) at Lurssen Mastering.
On his new album, Orris digs deep emotionally to take us on an atmospheric-
rock journey through love, loss, anger, forgiveness, healing and mindfulness with his own unique brand of song in the vein of U2, The National, Peter Gabriel, Bright Eyes, Jack's Mannequin and Tori Amos on the upcoming release "Retrograde Boulevard," due from David's own indie label Osiris Rising March 31, 2014.