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Orah & The Kites’ new single “Bright Young Things” embodies the essence of friendship that they were founded on

Orah & The Kites make music that’s light and bright and allows a brief escapism of sorts whenever you press play on one of their songs. 

Their latest single, “Bright Young Things”, was written like most songs released over this last period were, in lockdown, which forced them to learn how to lean on, appreciate and celebrate those closest to them.

“The sustained isolation led Orah & The Kites to nostalgia and as we looked back and reminisce fondly on moments once spent together, the idea came to us to write a song that celebrates and honours the history of our love as a band, as friends as well as the courage it takes to risk it all to fall in love,” Ntokozo Mzimela, lead singer of Orah and the Kites explains to me. 

So when it came time to piece together a video for the song, the group went back to the source of inspiration for their track and decided to create a crowd-sourced video featuring you and your loved ones. 

Yes – YOU. Today you get to be a part of this ode to love in all of its forms. And it’s super simple too. All you have to do is the following:

  •  Shoot a landscape video of you singing along to the song or sharing a sentimental moment with someone that you love
  • Then email that video orahandthekites@gmail.com 

It couldn’t be simpler.

Check out the lyrics below and happy shooting! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Orah & The Kites – Bright Young Things Lyrics

I was up all night

Thinking about how can we survive this life this time around

You’re the thought that blurs my mind

Blinded by violent delight

You’re the sun in my eyes as I fall from the sky

Floating above

In your arms I find paradise

And I lose track of time by your side

Oh I like it next to you

(ooh hoo ooh hoo ooh hoo ooh hoo)

In the gold and orange hue

(ooooh)

Now there’s nothing left to do

(ooh hoo ooh hoo ooh hoo ooh hoo)

But fall in love with you

(ooooh)

Oh I like it next to you

Oh ho

You’re the edge of an abyss

Not afraid to fall right down into it

Where the dark meets the light

And padada papa dapapa

Goes my heart ada papa dapapa

Could this be love

‘Cause you’re on my mind all the time

And I’ve never felt more alive

Oh I like it next to you

(ooh hoo ooh hoo ooh hoo ooh hoo)

In the gold and orange hue

(ooooh)

Now there’s nothing left to do

(ooh hoo ooh hoo ooh hoo ooh hoo)

But fall in love with you

(ooooh)

Oh I like it next to you

Oh how I like it here next to you

In the gold and orange hue

It’s not a revolt just a small revolution

Now there is nothing else left to do

But fall in love with you

It’s not my fault you’re the source, the solution

Oh I like it next to you

(ooh hoo ooh hoo ooh hoo ooh hoo)

In the gold and orange hue

(ooooh)

Now there’s nothing left to do

(ooh hoo ooh hoo ooh hoo ooh hoo)

But fall in love with you

(ooooh)

Oh I like it next to you

(ooh hoo ooh hoo ooh hoo ooh hoo)

In the gold and orange hue

(ooooh)

Oh how I like it here next to you

In the gold and orange hue

It’s not a revolt just a small revolution

Now there is nothing else left to do

But fall in love with you

It’s not my fault you’re the source, the solution