The song 'Something in the Orange' has become one of country music star Zach Bryan’s biggest hits, but what does it mean? The track is about a man who is losing his love. It is a heartbreaking song and it has been a huge hit on TikTok.
Zach Bryan is an up-and-coming American singer-songwriter who has made a name for himself as a talented live performer. He gained a large following on YouTube by posting videos of himself singing original and cover songs. In 2019, he released his debut album, DeAnn, which was dedicated to his late mother. The album was a massive success and it introduced swathes of new listeners to Zach’s raw, poetic style of music.
'Something in the Orange' is Zach’s most widely discussed song, and for good reason. It is a heartbreaking ballad that tells the story of a man who is watching a sunset and realising that his lover is going away for good and that she is not coming back.
The sombre and melancholic tone of the track is set by the acoustic guitar, brooding strings, and Zach’s poignant, raw vocals. The lyrics also feature references to the natural world and the narrator’s feelings towards his ex-girlfriend are mirrored by the changing light of the sunrise and sunset. This gives the song a sense of depth and adds to its poignancy. Zach released two renditions of the single, a stripped-back version that was recorded at Washington’s Bear Creek Studio under Ryan Hadlock and a more sweeping take titled ‘Z&E’s Version’ which was recorded at New York’s Electric Lady Studios with Eddie Spear.