Orbital announce details of new album, ’30 Something’, preceded by single featuring Stephen Hawking


Orbital have released details of their forthcoming new album, 30 Something, which will feature a series of reworks, remakes, remixes and re-imaginings of landmark tracks from across their career.

The album has been preceded by a new single, Where Is It Going, featuring Stephen Hawking, which is a mix of their collaboration with the late theoretical physicist from the 2012 London Paralympics Opening Ceremony. You can download/stream the single here.


This is our special Paralympic version of ‘Where Is It Going?’, featuring the fantastic Stephen Hawking,” the duo, comprised of brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll, commended.

He’s tackling the big question of the unification of physics and the understanding of a theory of everything. We’re not there yet, we can’t even find a unification socially as a species but hopefully one day we will find out where we are going.”

Other tracks to feature on the 2-CD and quadruple vinyl set, which is set to be released on 15 July, include new version of popular classics such as Chime, Satan, The Box, Impact, Halcyon, Belfast, Are We Here? and more.

The album features contributions from Orbital-inspired artists and DJs, including Joris Voorn, Dusky, Jon Tejada, Yotto, and long-time supporter David Holmes, who reworks Belfast, the iconic track that got its name in his hometown.

Read More: Orbital recall the path that led to ‘Chime’

Commenting on the new album, Phil Hartnoll said, “What’s been amazing for me is looking at our past and thinking of all the people who’ve come to see us, they are absolutely brilliant, warm and create such an amazing vibe. They are now bringing their kids to our gigs, they love it.”

Echoing his sentiment, Paul Hartnoll added, “Now we’re diving into our past and reminding ourselves, blimey, we really did that. And it’s still got something to say.”

Orbital ‘30 Something’ is released on 15th July 2022 on Orbital Recordings Ltd. via London Records. ‘Where Is It Going’ featuring Stephen Hawking is out now.

Album Tracklisting

Double CD:

CD1
1 – Smiley
2 – Acid Horse
3 – Where Is It Going? feat – Stephen Hawking
4 – Impact (30 Years Later And The Earth Is Still Burning Mix)
5 – Satan (30 Something Years Later Mix)
6 – Chime (30 Something Years Later Mix)
7 – Halcyon (30 Something Years Later Mix)
8 – Belfast (30 Something Years Later Mix)
9 – The Box (30 Something Years Later Mix)
10 – Are We Here? (Dusky Remix)
11 – The Girl with the Sun in Her Head (Floex Remix)
12 – Halcyon & On (Logic 1000 Mix)

CD2
1 – Belfast (ANNA Techno Remix)
2 – Impact (John Tejada Remix)
3 – Chime (Octave One Remix)
4 – Halcyon & On (Jon Hopkins Remix)
5 – Are We Here? (Shanti Celeste Remix)
6 – Belfast (Yotto Remix)
7 – The Box (Joris Voorn Remix)
8 – The Girl with the Sun in Her Head (Lone Remix)
9 – Impact – Rich NxT Remix (Edit)
10 – Chime (Eli Brown Remix)
11 – Belfast (David Holmes Remix)

Tracklist – Quadruple Vinyl Boxset:

A1 – Smiley
A2 – Satan (30 Something Years Later Mix)
B1 – Where Is It Going feat – Stephen Hawking
B2 – Impact (30 Years Later And The Earth Is Still Burning Mix)
C1 – Chime (30 Something Years Later Mix)
C2 – Halcyon (30 Something Years Later Mix)
D1 – The Box (30 Something Years Later Mix)
D2 – Belfast (30 Something Years Later Mix)
E1 – The Girl with the Sun in Her Head (Floex Remix)
E2 – Belfast (David Holmes Remix)
F1 – Halcyon & On (Jon Hopkins Remix)
F2 – Chime (Eli Brown Remix)
G1 – Impact (John Tejada Remix)
G2 – Are We Here? (Dusky Remix)
H1 – Belfast (ANNA Techno Remix)
H2 – The Box (Joris Voorn Remix)
H3 – Are We Here? (Shanti Celeste Remix)

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