Mt. Joy’s blissful new album “Orange Blood” delivers on the promise of their first two albums with positive, carefree messages wrapped inside psychedelic, folk tinged arrangements.    

When talking about the album’s title lead singer Matt Quinn says, “I started playing with the idea that the light we see is this sort of orange blood that runs through all of us and gives life to everything it touches.” 

During the pandemic members of the band retreated to the southern California desert to contemplate the worldwide experience and write music to rise above it. The songs reflect the dichotomy of finding beauty in our surroundings while acknowledging they are in decay.  Even the sadder songs on the album are filled with hope.

“Orange Blood” gives more depth to the thoughtful, woozy chill of their past albums and brings together their Phliadelphia soul roots with some new So Cal whimsy.