Just one day after Code Orange released their brand-new album “Underneath” on Roadrunner, they were set to play a sold-out record release show in their hometown of Pittsburgh. Those plans went out the window when the entire country went into collective postponement and cancellation mode mid- March, forcing the band to think fast and make a hard pivot to something a little outside the box.
In 48 hours, the band came up with a new plan – they would go forward with the show as planned, but instead of doing it in front a sold out, jam-packed, sweat covered audience, they would be doing it in front of an empty venue and whoever tunes in to their Twitch channel. What resulted was pure artistic chaos and awesomeness – a 53-minute set that both sounded top notch and looked incredible. The amount of detail that was put into the visuals was jaw dropping and damn near equivalent to a Nine Inch Nails or Tool live show.
The video was streamed to thousands and replayed by hundreds of thousands worldwide, earning them praise and write ups from outlets like Rolling Stone, Forbes and Kerrang. It’s safe to say that in the world of livestreaming, Code Orange raised the bar for creative and engaging content.
I chatted with Code Orange vocalist Jami Morgan about what went into this live streaming event, the new album “Underneath,” what inspired him to move from behind the drum set to up front on vocals, and what it’s like being a part of the extended WWE family.
Check out a replay of the live stream performance here and listen to the full interview below.