LOS ANGELES, CA -- With 150 million streams on Spotify, the Cosmic Pop Stars fifth studio album is a fantastic voyage of musical influence and covers featuring artists including Olivia Newton-John, Mother Mother, David Bowie, Beach Bunny, Kate Bush, Cavetown and more
The Orion Experience (T.O.E.), the cosmic pop stars whose surprise hit “The Cult of Dionysus” went viral on social media in 2020, confirmed today the release of their first new record in two years. Their fifth album Cosmicovers was today released via Sweet! Records hot on the heels of their 150 million streams on Spotify, 53.4 million views on Youtube and 8.36 million streams on Apple Music.
Cosmicovers is a fantastic voyage through the musical influences and styles that have shaped The Orion Experience as a band since its inception. The new album is a loving tribute to the artists that inspire them; an eclectic mix of both contemporary and legacy artists—some you may recognize instantly and others perhaps less so. But one thing is for certain, one listen to Cosmicovers and you will be bowled over by T.O.E.’s new takes on some old (and new) favorites. Track listing below:
- Hopelessly Devoted to You (Olivia Newton-John)
- Wrecking Ball (Mother Mother)
- Different Drum (Linda Ronstadt)
- Oxygen (Beach Bunny)
- Moving (Kate Bush)
- Lemon Boy (Cavetown)
- Ride a White Swan (T. Rex)
- Jenny (Studio Killers)
- Starman (David Bowie)
T.O.E. approached these songs as both fans as well as musicians with the goal of creating an entirely new approach to classic hits like David Bowie’s “Starman,” or “Different Drum,” Linda Ronstadt’s as well as newer songs like Cavetown’s “Lemon Boy” or Studio Killers’ “Jenny.” Every song on Cosmicovers is a brand-new listening experience. Olivia Newton-John’s “Hopelessly Devoted to You” is re-imagined with a Motown groove. Mother Mother’s stomp-rocker “Wrecking Ball” is reconstructed to sound like a Saturday Night at the Roller Rink and Beach Bunny’s “Oxygen” has become a symphonic daydream.
Lead singers Orion Simprini and Linda XO take center stage with their signature brand of irresistible vocal harmony, creating complex melodies that are surprisingly easy to sing along with. Guitarist Reef Roxx layers technicolor riffs that sound like a laser rainbow, while an assorted group of T.O.E.’s favorite musical mischief makers lend a hand to create this galactic groove.
In the 3+ years since fans discovered The Orion Experience’s signature sound of catchy hooks and melodies with a positive message and upbeat live show, the band has exploded into another space and time to create a rabid fan base well into the millions. The overall numbers are staggering:
- 150 million streams on Spotify across more than 8 million listeners
- 160 million views on TikTok
- 53+ million views on YouTube with 277 million impressions and 76K subscribers
- 8.36 million streams on Apple Music
- 13K+ followers on Instagram
- 10+ million views of “The Cult of Dionysus” on YouTube
SOURCE: Sweet! Records
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