Alt Pop stars The Big Moon have released a brand new single ‘Take A Piece and music video ahead of the band’s forthcoming second album due next month.
The new single finds the award-winning all-female quartet channel some classic looks and moves from a timeless era of the quintessential 90s boy band boom.
The new record ‘Walking Like We Do’ finds The Big Moon at a thematic crossroads, swapping the more straightforward love songs of their debut album for thornier topics.
Frontwoman Juliette Jackson’s lyrics throughout the album find the band trying to make sense of the world we live in, riding through instability and never quite shaking the feeling that anything could happen.
The band firmly harnessed these fears, moulding them into a positive force, losing none of the excitement and joy that first brought them together and sees them creating the boldest and brightest music of their career.
Juliette says on Take A Piece: “I initially wrote this song for someone else, speculatively, but for a pop star. I’d already written an album’s worth of songs but a lot of them felt similar to our first album and I wanted to try something different.
“I’d just watched a documentary about this pop star and seen how insane their life was and their intense relationship with their fans, and was blown away by how much of themselves they’d had to give up to have the life they had. So that’s where the lyrics came from really. It was a bit of a turning point in the writing process… like sometimes you have to pretend to be someone else to change things up and say things in ways you didn’t know you could.
“This mega pop star’s life was literally nothing like mine but I could really identify with the vulnerability of being a performer and standing on stage every night and feeling the eyes of an audience, which can feel either grounding and unifying or – occasionally – scary and isolating, and something any performer can identify with, whether they’re playing arenas or the windmill.
“It also has a lot to do with how it felt to write this second album. Trying to get out of your head, figuring out which voices to listen to and which to ignore, and ultimately wanting to pour yourself into the thing you’re creating and make something honest and meaningful that might connect with someone else and mean something to them as well.
“At first, we weren’t really sure if this could be a big moon song, we were on unfamiliar ground… but the idea just stuck around. And we kept going back to it, and the more we played with it the more we fell in love with it, and now it couldn’t be more ours. And you know what, it’s exciting that as musicians we can do whatever the hell we want!”
The Big Moon will hit the road in support of Bombay Bicycle Club in January and February 2020 and they have a new headline tour which kicks off in Bristol on the February 27th, and concludes in Antwerp, Belgium on the March 14th. Tickets are on sale now.
27th February – Bristol The Fleece
28th February – Liverpool O2 Academy 2
29th February – Edinburgh Summerhall Arts Centre
2nd March – Nottingham Contemporary
3rd March – Oxford O2 Academy 2
9th March – Paris Le Point Ephémère
10th March – Cologne MTC
11th March – Berlin Privatclub
13th March – Amsterdam Paradiso
14th March – Antwerp Trix Bar
23rd May – Warrington, Neighbourhood Weekender
Featured image by Pooneh Ghana