Australian singer-songwriter Adam Harpaz and UK-born producer Pastel Jungle have teamed up to create their latest single ‘Other Than Orange’, which was released on the 18th of January via Pastel Jungle + Adam Harpaz.
The record marks the first time that either musician has collaborated with another artist on a release. In the press, Adam has been supported by noteworthy publications Daily Telegraph, Forte Magazine, and Roadie Music and received spins from the esteemed Australian radio station ABC’s triple j.
From Chichester, England, based in Byron Bay, Australia, Kees, better known as Pastel Jungle, conjures warm productions with soothing, intimate melodies and carefully-contemplated lyrics. Though his sonic history is brief compared to similar artists in the emerging Indie scene, Kees is well-versed in music, owing the majority of his musical understanding to his studies undertaken at the renowned UK art university Falmouth University. In 2018, Kees made a split decision to take himself, a laptop, and a copy of Logic as far from home as he could. After releasing an EP and two singles, Kees returned home in 2020 with a broader understanding of his craft and a drive to progress.
A harmonious agreement between their different backgrounds, Adam Harpaz and Pastel Jungle’s new collaboration ‘Other Than Orange’ ripples with warm, crackling Rhodes keys and cosy guitar accents that drive toward acceptance of forlorn desires. Lyrics dissect the alluring lie that the grass is always greener on the other side. Floating melodies drift around a sonic metaphor to illustrate the constant yearning for a stronger feeling.