“In the back of my mind was a beautiful, truthful shouting,” says one of many group’s three singers, songwriters + multi instrumentalists, Devon Portielje.
The tune’s verses recall the inducing cardiac panic of the group’s earliest hits, a minimum of till the fever breaks and the refrain transcends into the elegant harmonies they’ve develop into universally recognized for. Portielje continues, “A tumultuous, transformative journey through the dark places of the mind towards, hopefully, the light.”
It is no surprise transformation and self-reflection is on their minds. Since Half Moon Run’s final album, A Blemish within the Nice Mild (Glassnote/Common, 2019), there’s been a worldwide pandemic and a sea-change within the stay music trade. In the meantime, the band’s put out three releases—two EPs and a set of reworked “isolation versions” of older songs.
They netted two Juno Awards each for ‘Grownup Various Album of the Yr’ in 2020 for A Blemish within the Nice Mild, and once more in 2022 for his or her EP Inwards & Onwards. In 2021 they had been nominated for ‘Group of the Yr’ and in addition in 2016 for ‘Breakthrough Group.’ Half Moon Run additionally noticed their fourth member, multi-instrumentalist Isaac Symonds, depart the band to maneuver out West over these previous years of change. The remaining trio— Devon Portielje, Conner Molander, and Dylan Phillips—are additionally the band’s founding trio and the muse transferring ahead. The brand new monitor, was produced by Conner Seidel at Treehouse Studio. The lyric video was directed by Alex Tomlinson.
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