A nationwide commercial from Johnsonville Sausage that has been running for the past month or so has left plenty of people asking where they can get the song. So we did some digging and found the song is called “Roll On By” by OpusOrange, a music project by L.A. composer Paul Bessenbacher.
In an IRC exclusive, Bessenbacher has made the unreleased song available for the first time. “Roll On By” is a catchy summer pop song that had some people guessing it was a new song from Vampire Weekend. Even though the song may not qualify as ‘indie’ (it is used in an advertisement), it has that unforgettable pop song charm – like a one-hit wonder.
Bessenbacher’s musical background reaffirms his love of music and ability to wear many hats as a composer and musician. After graduating from Wheaton College Conservatory outside of Chicago, Bessenbacher returned to his native California and played live folk gigs with Waterworks, jazz romp with The David Yun Quartet and ska shows with Runforyerlife. He even opened for the popular band Skatalites.
“Wait, Wait, Wait” – OpusOrange – premiered at 2009 Stockholm Film Festival
Update: Paul makes two more songs from OpusOrange available to Indie Rock Cafe exclusively.
Later this week, in the next summertime playlist mix, IRC will premiere a new single from OpusOrange that should get some people talking.