“The Sun Lights Up the Moon” brings huge sonic energy! The beautifully layered mosaic of sound that washes over you in the first 10-15 seconds is epic! And that’s just the start!
There are so many fine details to the arrangement/production that even after listening a dozen times you will always pick up on a new music motif or texture. Most productions with this many layers would run into some problems with sound quality (to get a bit nerdy here – too many sounds competing for EQ space) – but this track is super polished and each sonic element has been caved out precisely. A sign of amazing songwriting, arranging and pre/post-production work!
One unique thing I see with this artist, Love, Lies & Fiction, is how many different styles of music are infused into their tracks. (I highly recommend taking a listening journey through their back catalogue – every track is so ingeniously designed and with a fresh, new pop sensibility).
In, “The Sun Lights Up the Moon” listeners can experience the vibes from Hard Rock, 80’s synths, and a a touch of pop indie rock. Then, when the vocals come in, and a new style enters the scene from the vocalist’s performance, a touch country…but more Americana. However, underneath this new Alt-country/Americana vibe we have drum layers very similar to what might be heard in a modern trap song or a house track, along with effects (delays and reverb) on the vocals that are used often in Pop/Dance songs. And it works…amazingly well!
The Yin and Yang of the Americana and modern pop dance works so well for this track – Much like the complicated nuclear fusion that happens in and on the sun to create energy!
I highly recommend adding this track, “The Sun Lights the Moon”, to your playlist. Share with family & friends! It is evident that this band works hard on their songs and deserves to be enjoyed and recognized by everyone!