Coming up quick is a new festival in Columbus, Ohio called Cloud City. Following the development of this festival has opened my eyes to whole new side of the Columbus music scene that I was not aware of previously.
One exception to that rule is Fortune Orange. Cloud City’s booking this band was a very savvy move; they have a high draw wherever they play. Yet they seem to fall perpetually under the radar of the larger powers that be in this city. We don’t exclude ourselves from culpability there, but I will say that in putting together this article I did grow to appreciate the band’s funk-hop sound even more. Their single “All That Time” has an easygoing vibe that ought to fit on playlists with most jam and blues bands, yet there’s a playfulness to the track that turns up the intrigue factor.
A quick listen to “Serendipity” indicates to me Fortune Orange indeed would be a good band to have at a festival. I’m intrigued to put this hypothesis to the test on Saturday, September 7th. Find all the info you need for Cloud City here and peep the Cloud City Q&A we sent Fortune Orange below:
Tuned Up: The premise of Cloud City is that of a city built by artists. What role in the city government would you serve, if not a musician?
Fortune Orange: Parks and Rec Director. We’re always involved in the fun.
Your music is a beverage. What’s in it?
Negroni. All that matters is the Fortune Orange peel. Everything else is a bonus.
What aspect of Cloud City are you most looking forward to?
Being around other creatives.
2019 has seen many amazing releases. What has been on repeat for you from this year?
“Cold” by Kiahna and “Trapped Out” by Jxhlani [Editor’s note: we recently featured that Kiahna track—check that out here.]
What defunct band do you want to reunite?
What is your hot spot in Columbus?
What posture or circumstance most inspires your creativity?
The circumstance that most inspires us is being around other great musicians and artists, as we are driven by their creativity to takes ours to another level.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Rocky Road—sounds like it’ll be crazy, but it’s oh so good.
Follow Fortune Orange on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And then join us and get weird. Or, if you don’t like getting weird to music there’s gonna be an arcade, fashion, and art too. And more. Full music lineup below: