Mostly We Grow
Half an Orange features two Ohio natives, Andrew Spellman and Michael Maloof. The duo's odd name comes from a Portuguese expression that Michael learned while living on a beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a year. The expression, "metade da laranja" (translated to "half an orange"), means that everyone is half an orange looking for that one person, thing, or purpose that completes them (or the other half of their orange). If you're still only half an orange then you're still lonely and lost in the world. The duo liked the name because they always felt a little lost or out of place in the world.
Upon returning from his year of backpacking through Brazil, Michael shared his poems with Andrew who began helping him turn them into music. They would start by transforming each poem into an acoustic song. From there, they'd work in studio to turn the organic and acoustic sound into a full electronic production. This gives their songs a natural feel while still having the excitement and experiences that only electronic music can offer.
Michael and Andrew released their first song under Half an Orange, Downtown, a month after returning from Brazil. In less than 30 days it was streamed over 300,000 times across the internet.
They have since worked with CloudKid Records, Lowly Palace, and Monstercat. Their song Chuck Taylors premiered on Sirius/XM radio. They followed this with their song Old Friends, which premiered on the world's biggest streamer, Ninja's, Twitch channel. He later debuted and starred in their Old Friends music video, which has over 2 million views on YouTube. In total, their music has over 20 million worldwide streams.
Mostly We Grow.
Supported By: Monstercat, Electro Posé, Lowly Palace, CloudKid, iHeart Radio, Trap Nation, Chill Nation, Indie Nation, Get the Sound, Sirius/XM, Ninja and many more wonderful outlets.
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