Monqui Presents

Orion Sun

Wednesday, October 23
Wonder Ballroom   All Ages
Portland, OR
Show: 8pm    Doors: 7pm

About Orion Sun:

Orion Sun announces her highly anticipated new self-titled album Orion is slated for release on September 20th via Mom + Pop. In celebration, she shares the new single from the project “Mary Jane” and a moving visual. The album serves as Orion’s first offering following a two year hiatus, resulting in a deeply palpable body of work that will undeniably establish the young Orion as a major force in the music area and one of today’s most essential artists. 

The Los Angeles-based Orion has quickly cemented herself as one of music’s essential and most groundbreaking artists today through an impressive catalog that has become recognized as both critically acclaimed and commercially successful with over 381 million streams globally. Unapologetically complex, her music defies the confines of genres that profoundly speaks to her generation with an undeniable ability to thrill. A luminous self-taught producer and songwriter, her work draws inspiration from the greats that shaped her artistry such as Billie Holiday, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, John P. Kee Fred Hammond, Lauryn Hill, and others that remain central to her art.

Orion’s most recent body of work, the Getaway EP, housed a collection of songs that chronicled her own journey of self-discovery and healing and arrived to large global critical acclaim. It features production by Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend, HAIM), Nascent (SZA, Brent Faiyaz), and Rodaidh McDonald (Adele, Kanye West, Sampha, The xx) Her previous album, Hold Space For Me, amassed over 80 million global streams and solidified Orion as an artist to watch with her transformative, intimate art. Her expansive work has been lauded by NPR, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, Pitchfork, i-D, Fader, Billboard, BBC Radio, NYLON, KCRW, Hypebeast, COLORS, and many more. Orion is now a two-time 2021 Libera Awards Nominee for Breakthrough Artist/Release and Best R&B Record.