Joy Orbison Returns to XL Recordings with New Single "2M3 2U"

A fresh and futuristic track from one of the UK underground’s most groundbreaking artists.

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Nov 16, 2022
Cameron Holbrook

The irrepressible Joy Orbison released a brand-new single today. The song, he says, is inspired by hyperpop and also the resurgent drum & bass genre.

The track follows Orbision’s wildly popular take on the jazzy dance floor classic, Jorja Smith’s “Rose Rouge,” the bewitching Overmono collaboration “Blind Date,” and his previous solo excursion on XL, Pinky Ring / Red Velve7. With “2M3 2U,” we see the artist continue his journey toward the dance floors of the future. Listen below.

Joy Orbison elaborated on the thought process behind the record. “I see this one as a bit of a UK take on hyperpop but with a bit of bass weight. The vocal could be a sample of some garbled message from Blade Runner or The Fifth Element. And the main riff had me thinking about the DJ Narrows records we’d play at youth club parties.”

Joy Orbison’s new single “2M3 2U” is out now via XL Recordings. Buy it on Beatport.

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