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Mild Orange Unveil Dreamy Single / Video 'The Time Of Our Lives'

Mild Orange Unveil Dreamy Single / Video 'The Time Of Our Lives'

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Kenzie Pigman / Friday 22nd October, 2021 10:03AM

While we're all perched on the edge of our seats waiting for news about the oncoming summer events season, Aotearoa's Mild Orange keep spirits high with their starry-eyed new dream-pop anthem 'The Time Of Our Lives'. Stealing a page from the book of their earlier lo-fi hip hop jam 'Getting Warmer' (featuring B.), the single sounds positively woozy as frontman / producer Josh Mehrtens reflects on seemingly distant times skateboarding in Japan, singing through a haze of shimmering guitars and crunchy beats. Starring skateboarder Kento Yoshioka and directed by Tomoyuki Kujirai, the nostalgic accompanying video brings those ideas to visual life as Yoshioka zooms through a cityscape frozen in time. Hugely popular live, Mild Orange will soon be treating audiences in the EU, UK and US to the panoramic new tune in January and February — check out those dates HERE and experience 'The Time Of Our Lives' below...

“My favourite skateboarder is Kento Yoshioka. He always looks like he's having fun and skates like he's dancing in the street. Super unique style. So, like the lyrics in the chorus, I asked the videographer / director Tomoyuki Kujirai on Instagram: "whatcha say, you and I go for a ride, and have the time of our lives?", all in hopes of making an A to B skate video in Japan for the song.

Tomoyuki was really keen to work on this, along with his film team at NION Films, and he asked Kento to star in the video. He took it to another level. It was Tomoyuki's idea to base the film around photographs and memories, which is why you see the other small instances of beauty that occur within these moments with the frozen extras cast. When you skate through the city, time stands still and you enter a peaceful flow, you see the streets from a unique perspective. This film captures that feeling.” - Josh Mehrtens



'The Time Of Our Lives' is out now via major streaming services.

https://www.instagram.com/mild_orange/, https://mildorange.com/pages/tours, https://www.instagram.com/japanese_super_rat/?hl=en

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