A COSMIC BLEND OF ROCK, COUNTRY AND POP

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BIOGRAPHY

  • 2016 ACMA nominees Group/Duo of the Year & Song of the Year “Georgia”
  • 16 career ACMA nominations
  • The Great Unknown
    Chart Appearances
    Station Chart Rank
    CJAI Stella, ON Top 30 15
    CJSR Edmonton, AB Top 30 13
    CJSR Edmonton, AB Folk/Roots/Blues 2
    CFRC Kingston, ON Folk/Roots/Blues 6

Kasha Anne and Mitch Smith, the singer/songwriter duo better known as The Orchard, couldn’t have picked a better title for their latest album than The Great Unknown. After making an indelible impression on Canada’s country music scene with their first two records, the Alberta natives instinctively knew heading into their third release that change was imminent.

But what would that change entail? New sounds? A new producer? A new approach to writing and recording? All of the above, as it turns out.

Led by the anthemic first single “Sometimes I Wonder,” The Great Unknown is a cosmic blend of rock, country and pop. It’s a vision the pair had from the beginning of completely ignoring genre definitions and just doing what came naturally. Still, they needed a trusted hand to guide them in the studio, and there was no one better to ask than producer Jim Scott (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Marcus King Band).

The results reveal The Orchard’s true identity for the first time, a songwriting partnership, and band, able to bring together music fans of all types through their fresh and exciting sound.

"Rolling out of the Canadian Rockies and across the prairie Province of Alberta, The Orchard finds its sound in Canadiana. Great tunes, great guitars and great Vocals. This is a real deal, no B.S. band playing real music."
- Jim Scott (multi grammy award winning producer/mixer)

MUSIC + VIDEO

LYRICS

Sometimes I wonder
Where the night will go
‘Cause it’s still young
And it’s still bold
Sometimes I wonder
Where we all go
When the night is through,
And we’re alone Let’s put it in drive tonight
Leave this place behind
Put it in drive tonight
God knows what we’ll find
I wanna feel
Feel Alive

Sometimes I wonder
When this city sleeps
Wanna break free,
Let’s leave these streets
Sometimes I wonder
Where I went wrong
‘Cause it’s so hard,
To sing these songs

Let’s put it in drive tonight
Leave this place behind (Sometimes I wonder)
Put it in drive tonight
God knows what we’ll find
I wanna feel
Feel alive

Hey!
Oooo Oooo Oooo Oooo

Let’s put it in drive tonight
Leave this place behind (Sometimes I wonder)
Put it in drive tonight
God knows what we’ll find (Sometimes I wonder)
Put it in drive tonight
Leave this place behind (Sometimes I wonder)
Put it in drive tonight
God knows what we’ll find (Sometimes I wonder)
I wanna feel
Feel alive

Spoke your name against the wind
Oh, for days and days
Flower petals fall around
Like some old move scene
Plays over and over again

A dream, inside a dream
That’s slowly killin’ me
Oh tell me, tell me now
What it’s supposed to mean
‘Cause I’ve been living in a dream inside a dream

Spoke your name into the flame
Oh, watching it burn
Flower petals fall around
Can’t keep waking up to
Search for you over and over again

A dream, inside a dream
That’s slowly killin’ me
Oh tell me, tell me now
What it’s supposed to mean

A dream, inside a dream
That’s slowly killin’ me
Oh tell me, tell me now
What it’s supposed to mean
‘Cause I’ve been living in a dream inside a dream

Nothin’ is as real as it seems
Oh nothin’ is as real as it seems
Nothin’ is real as it seems
Oh nothin’ is as real as it seems

There’s a place that we could go
Where the sun meets the horizon
In a way so beautiful
Oh, no

Don’t need no compass
Don’t need no map
Don’t need no atlas
No don’t look back

So follow me down
Follow me down
To the Great Unknown

There’s a place that no one knows
Where magic meets reality
In a way you won’t believe
Oh, no

Don’t need no compass
Don’t need no map
Don’t need no atlas
No don’t look back

Just follow me down (Follow Me)
Follow me down (Follow Me)
Follow me down (Follow Me)
Follow me down
To the Great Unknown

Don’t need no compass
Don’t need no map
Don’t need no atlas
No don’t look back

Oooo
Follow me
Follow me down

Follow me
Follow me down
Follow me
Follow me
Follow me down
To the great unknown
To the great unknown

Down in muddy waters
That river’s gonna flow
Right down in your soul
Right into your bones

Muddy Waters, Muddy Waters

Down in muddy waters
Where I met my first love
The sun was shinin’
But oh not for long

And when no one’s around
That river’s gonna sing
It’s a lonely sound
That brings you to your knees

Muddy Waters, Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters, Muddy Waters

Down in muddy waters
Is where he’s gonna stay
Under a crimson sky
I felt him slip away

And when no one’s around
That river’s gonna sing
It’s a lonely sound
That brings you to your knees

Muddy Waters, Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters, Muddy Waters

And the water keeps on risin’
And takin’ everything
And the water keeps on risin’
With these tears I’m cryin’

Muddy Waters, Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters, Muddy Waters

You know the rain
Never bothered me
A grey sky mornin’
Could be just what I need
You know the silence
Never worried me
Some time alone
Could be just what we need

Lost in the magic of you I can see you in the waves
Lost in the magic of you I hear your thoughts in waves

Bright eyes, don’t cry tonight
Don’t turn and walk away
It’s not goodbye
Right now, wait for tomorrow
This moment might be
Just what we need
Just what we need
Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh

You know the hurt
May bring some courage
The darkest nights
Always turn back to day
You know the tears
Never keep you down
Lessons we’ve learnt
Come back around

Lost in the magic of you I can see you in the waves
Lost in the magic of you I hear your thoughts in waves

Bright eyes, don’t cry tonight
Don’t turn and walk away
It’s not goodbye
Right now, wait for tomorrow
This moment might be
Just what we need
Just what we need
Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh

We’ll find our way
These things take time
Hold out your hand
We’ll be just fine

Bright eyes, don’t cry tonight
Don’t turn and walk away
It’s not goodbye
Right now, wait for tomorrow
This moment might be
Just what we need
Bright eyes, don’t cry tonight
Don’t turn and walk away
It’s not goodbye
Right now, wait for tomorrow
This moment might be
Just what we need
Just what we need

I just need you to know
Times like these you sink or swim
It’s hard to open the door
Let somebody in
We all need a little help sometimes
An escape from all the bad times

Anything to stop the tears
From fallin’ from your eyes
We can make it out alive
If you just stop
Breathe for a minute
You’ll see, it’ll end up alright

I want you to know I’m here
Through thick and thin
I’ve never felt like this before
And I got so wrapped up in your story
That I forgot my own
I forgot my own

I remember that night
Stayin’ up until the sunrise
Spilled the mistakes that lead you here
You got so caught up in the mess
You lost
All sense of innocence

I want you to know I’m here
Through thick and thin
I’ve never felt like this before
And I got so wrapped up in your story
That I forgot my own
I forgot my own
Oooo
I forgot my own
I forgot my own

Snow is fallin’ all around
And you know I cannot stay
Gonna pack up my belongings
Find an open highway
Never meant to make you cry
But it's time I found my way

Let the wind carry me
Take me away
Somewhere new
Take me away
Make friends with the sunrise
Before the afternoon

Never forget you, no
Too many good times we’ve shared
So if I make it back this way
I’ll call you I swear
‘Cause if there’s one thing that I know for sure
There’s many miles ahead

Let the wind carry me
Take me away
Somewhere new
Take me away
Make friends with the sunrise
Before the Afternoon

I’ve got no way to tell
Where this ramblin’ heart may go
But if there’s one thing that I know
It’s that this road is my home

So let the wind carry me
Take me away
Somewhere new
Take me away
Let the wind carry me
Take me away
Somewhere new
Take me away
Make friends with the sunrise
Before the afternoon


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