Black Orchid Empire have released an acoustic version of their song Vertigo, a song taken from their most recent album Yugen.

The London band have redone the tune, taken from their May 2019 LP – put out via Long Branch Records.

Vertigo is a song about confronting your fears, of not letting what you’re scared of consume you or stop you from living your life.

Talking about the track, vocalist/guitarist Paul Visser said: “This is a song about admitting you’re scared of something and doing it anyway.”

Interestingly, Visser admitted that Vertigo never properly clicked with a full band playing it – and it wasn’t until Black Orchid Empire tried it in an acoustic format that it really made sense.

For the band, it was all about simplifying things and taking it back to basics.
“We actually tried it as a full band arrangement but it never really clicked until we stripped everything out and it became a simple acoustic track,” explained Vissers.

The band are known for their ability to create dense, powerful rock music that combines fearless complexity, aggressive heaviness and beautiful, hook-laden melody.

With a gargantuan sound and energetic live performance, the three-piece hailing have been unleashing their ferociously tight show across Europe, including a UK tour with HED p.e, several headline runs and much-lauded appearances at Standon Calling, Planet Rockstock, Camden Rocks Festival, German Taubertal Festival and more.  

Having played alongside heavyweights such as Biffy Clyro, Editors and Skunk Anansie and with a dedicated, growing fanbase, Black Orchid Empire are going places in 2019.

Purchase or stream Yugen here.