The Natvral, aka The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's Kip Berman, has released new single "New Moon" today (23 February) as the second taster of his upcoming debut album Tethers.
"New Moon" follows lead single "Why Don't You Come Out Anymore?" that landed earlier this month, and is accompanied by a video filmed by Berman and edited by Art Boonparn.
Berman says of the new track, "A friend of mine used to date a kind-hearted, but poor musician. At some point, their relationship ended and she went on to marry someone that offered a bit more stability - and asked me to sing a song at their wedding. I gladly sang the song she asked me to, but that experience led me to write another."
He adds, "I didn't mean to sympathise with her ex - though it's hard not to. And I didn't mean to say she chose something wrong for herself, because she’s better suited to her new person. But I just wanted to get at that moment when you know love isn't going to be enough, and it's time to say good-bye."
Tethers was recorded over seven days with producer Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine, Black Country New Road, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart). Berman says of the recording process, "It wasn't so much a decision about how to work. It was the only way to do it. I had these songs, but not much time, so we just tracked everything as quickly and in the moment as we could and hoped for the best."
He adds, "Before my daughter was born, I was afraid she would take me away from music. When she was born, I was afraid music would take me away from her. But now I know I need both to continue to grow as a parent and an artist."