„A heavenly place between forests, wide fields and a beach by the river. Here I grew up with my friends, a group of kids who met in school and decided to stay together. Here we live, create and dream.“
orbit is the dream pop project of 26 year old producer and songwriter Marcel Heym. With a soundscape marked by a blend of raw acoustic guitars and atmospheric synth leads, orbit combines imagery of life in the countryside with a longing for higher purpose.
At the age of seventeen, Marcel gained international stage experience with his first rock band, which he formed together with his brother Patrick. As teenagers they played shows in Shanghai, Los Angeles, London as well as major festivals in Germany.
After becoming a music producer in his early twenties and moving to Berlin, Marcel realised he could not find happiness in the noise of the metropolitan jungle. Some weeks after escaping the city and going back to his hometown he launched his first own music project in dedication to his roots.
Six months after the Debut of his EP “Perspectives”, orbit gave his first live performance together with his friends and collaborators Morlin Baginski and Nils Oswald. The session recorded at ‘Tonstudio Tessmar’ in Hannover got released in October 2020.
Instead of being a shiny new product of the music industry, orbit increasingly turned into a multidimensional place for creativity and a real community inside and outside the internet. Going without the help of bigger music companies, Marcel and his friends have formed a collective that realises various kinds of projects, including artworks, videos and handmade merchandise.
In Spring 2021, along the latest release “Summer Someday“, orbit called up his followers to co-organise concerts in their hometowns. A few months later Marcel and his friends played over 20 shows at private festivals, in wild forests and backyards all across the country. The tour soon became an expedition into the depth of German independent culture and a movement of true human connection. In 2022 orbit expanded circles, playing the first festival summer and support shows for Parra For Cuva all around Europe.
orbit’s latest Project “Fever Dreams” got released in May 2022. In seven days of covid quarantine Marcel wrote and produced seven songs and uploaded them right away on YouTube. After many fan requests the songs were later officially released on all platforms.