Brooklyn duo Moonheart today share “Blow”, the solemn slow-burner taken from their forthcoming debut EP of the same name.
Dissimilar to the often ephemeral songs typical of the ‘folktronica’ subgenre, “Blow” is a subtle yet deeply evocative and instantly interesting track.
From the outset, the cluster of faint, swooping synth parts (the work of Michael Sachs – keyboards, production) and the daintily unconventional vocal delivery of Kim Mayo (vocals, guitar) sets the tone with an air of unfamiliarity. The track proceeds to carry the listener through the heartache it depicts, with staggered percussion, glitchy electronic undertones and warm, restrained guitar lines aplenty.
Topped off with a Kate Bush-esque melody and Mayo's lyrics “I wish for you only the best / a heart that’s full / and nothing less”, the song is an eerie delight that leaves the listener prying for more.
“BLOW” is taken from Moonheart's debut EP, released on 1 October.
Words by Joe Allen.