Emotional Oranges are an R&B duo, who go by “V” and “A.” They like to keep their identities under wraps as to continue their lives with some normalcy, though I imagine that won’t be easy to do as their funky sound reels in more listeners.
V’s striking vocals and A’s rich tone have listeners hooked and are ultimately what stands out in their music. As well as their odd yet unique stage name.
After dropping songs and covers in 2018 on their SoundCloud and YouTube accounts with nearly 49,000 followers, they acquired their first hit with “Motions”. The electric dance single garnered a great deal of attention since it dropped in May of last year, especially due to the vibrant, quirky music video with 1.5 million views that went along with it.
The release of their EP entitled The Juice: Vol. 1 followed shortly after that and the project hones in on succumbing to our emotions and relishing in the feeling, no matter how good or bad those feelings may be. A and V’s melodies are catchy, their harmonies are symphonic, and their words are poetic yet playful but definitely relatable.
It’s safe to say that it’s been quite a successful year for the citrus inspired group who are currently on A Very Emotional Tour doing pop ups in cities throughout the U.S. They recently performed at the Brooklyn Steel in NYC on Monday with guest opener Chiiild and the show was a hazy, psychedelic experience.
Vibrant colors showered the stage while tons (and I mean tons) of smoke poured from the smoke machines. Had the audience not known this was a part of the group’s elaborate efforts to conceal their identities, they probably would’ve thought there was a fire somewhere backstage.
Despite these dramatic “special effects,” it was a fun show. The energy throughout the room was contagious and the crowd sung along the entire time. They performed an array of tracks from their EP, as well as their latest single “Your Best Friend is Hater,” and even a few old covers including their rendition of Cassie’s 2006 hit “Me & U” and Ashanti and Ja Rule’s “Always on Time”.
Listen to The Juice Vol. 1 by Emotional Oranges here. Watch the video for “Motion” below!