Full of character & cleverness
Richard Orofino is a Brooklyn based singer-songwriter, and producer.
An already decorated artist and a sought after writer/producer, he has collaborated with a diverse group of artists in NY, LA, Nashville and London including Evan Voytas (UPSAHL, Loyal Lobos), Isaac Flynn (Hembree) and John Carroll-Kirby (Solange, Connan Mockasin). After discovering the art of production in 2013, he has been able to fuse his strong artistic vision across all aspects of being a modern-day ‘singer-songwriter plus’ offering.
With a string of highly successful releases in 2021 such as ‘Fake Me’ and ‘Wanna Say’ featured in the likes of Wonderland, Clash Magazine and more, Richard then released the anticipated EP ‘Chimaera’, with the stunning alt-pop lead single ‘Scratch Off’. Richard’s personality and a subtle yet deserved swagger shine through on this track in particular, with his once bedroom pop sound now evolving into a whole other sphere, implementing his own stamp in what feels like a significant body of work for Richard.
He now begins 2022 with the quirky and brilliantly off-centre ‘Bending’. Swimming in those grungy guitars that are synonymous with Orofino’s sound, it’s not unsurprisingly familiar for him to push the boundaries of what we call pop music. ‘Bending’ certainly has a 90s nostalgia once again embedded around it, but Richard brings it to the modern-day so easily with his own mark production-wise, and in between the verse and chorus is a transcendent low synth bass that takes over the track in an instant and is so interesting to the ear.
Transpiring into another brilliant track from Richard Orofino, it also showcases even more of his versatility and finding little gems that set this apart from his previous releases. ‘Bending’ is full of character, cleverness and even a crunchy solo towards the end, inviting you more and more into his alt-pop world that changes so seamlessly from song to song in this spacey, enigmatic offering.