Empty
by Orgy

Album: #NEWMUSIC (2023)
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Songfacts®:

  • Orgy lead singer Jay Gordon describes "Empty" as a song that "sums up the rigors of both intimate and platonic friendships alike, and how draining they can be to maintain."

    These friendships tend to be more complex in Los Angeles, where the band is from.

    "It's based off of my own personal stuff and everything around me," he added to Songfacts. "LA's pretty dramatic – that's basically what the lyrical inspiration is from."
  • "Empty" was recorded with the second lineup of Orgy, which took a hiatus in 2005 and returned in 2011 when Gordon re-assembled the group with new members. They released a few singles and EPs in the ensuing years but weren't nearly as active as they were during their original run.
  • This song has many of Orgy's signature elements, including distorted vocals and layers of guitar and synthesizer. It was released ahead of their EP #NEWMUSIC to introduce the project. "It's a lot heavier than normal," Gordon told Songfacts. "This song is pretty radio-friendly, but I think they're going to enjoy the attitude of this record."

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