Interview: Emo Orchestra and Hawthorne Heights

Emo Orchestra

Recently I was able to schedule a Zoom interview with the leader of Emo Orchestra, Ben Mench-Thurlow, as well as the bassist from Hawthorne Heights, Matt Ridenour, to discuss the on-going tour. I asked both of them about what challenges this unique concert experience brings to the table, how the setlist came together, as well as what they each love about Emo music. This tour of Emo Orchestra wraps up on November 12th in Anaheim, California.

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Hawthorne Heights – “The Storm” (Emo Orchestra Version)

Hawthorne Heights

Hawthorne Heights have shared “The Storm” (Emo Orchestra Version).

Hawthorne Heights has always been willing to live in a world of the non-traditional.  We are a million albums into our career and just released our heaviest song yet. The most unnatural thing to do would be to add a full orchestra, which would match the heaviness with a featherlike delicacy, and that’s exactly what we did.  We all grew up listening to the Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie double disc, and this was a great chance to live in that world for a little bit.  We hope that our fans are willing to step into this world of majesty with us, get dressed up, and listen loudly when the lights go down.”

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Hawthorne Heights Announce Anniversary Edition of ‘If Only You Were Lonely’

Hawthorne Heights

Hawthorne Heights has announced If Only You Were Lonely XV, a reimagined and re-recorded revisit of their second album for its 15th anniversary.

Join us on an emotional trip back to 2006, while we modernize these fan favorites.  Throughout the recording process, we did a deep dive into these songs to try and breathe new life while being careful to keep their original integrity.   Grab your favorite pair of headphones and be prepared for the flood of memories to take you back.

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