The smooth, dark guitar work and boldly atmospheric sound design complement the contemplative deep-dice into the path to musical life. With Paranoia, Punched Orange transports listeners on a psychedelic journey through contemporary musings.
Punched Orange is a rock band from Poland that has been playing together for over three years. The band’s sound is inspired by a variety of alternative rock bands, including Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine, Royal Blood, Cleopatrick, and Dead Poet Society. In May 2021, Punched Orange released their debut album, ON/OFF.
The band is made up of Daniel Chwastek on vocals and guitar, Daniel Szatan Nowak on guitar, Paweł Szczupider on bass guitar, and Kuba Kisiel Zaleski on drums. The album was produced by Szymon Grodski at Alterlabs studio.
So far, Punched Orange has achieved some impressive milestones, including supporting Dog Eat Dog on their European tour in 2021 and winning various Polish contests (including one hosted by the biggest rock radio station in Poland). With their debut album now out, the band is looking to continue developing their sound and reach even more listeners with their unique brand of alternative rock.
Paranoia is an energetic and fast-paced song, with a catchy riff that will get you hooked. The song is about paradoxical experiences, the negative influence of some substances, and rejecting the rules.
The lyrics are dark and contemplative, exploring the dangers of substance abuse and the negative impact it can have on one’s life. The guitars are heavy and distorted, providing a fitting backdrop to the angst-ridden lyrics.
Halfway through the song, the beat slows down, giving way to a more atmospheric soundscape. This section is punctuated by Chwastek’s clean and emotive vocals, which soar over the ethereal soundscape.
The song builds to an anthemic chorus, with Chwastek’s powerful vocals leading the way. The guitars and drums come back in, providing a driving force that propels the song forward.
Punched Orange has crafted a dark and atmospheric song with Paranoia. If you’re a fan of alternative rock, then Punched Orange is a band you need to check out.