HELLO MOTH RETURNS WITH NEXT SET OF MUSIC FROM NEW FULL-LENGTH WHEN THE SKY MELTED
DOUBLE SINGLE CANYONS / WANTED TO TELL YOU
SEE THE LYRIC VIDEO FOR WANTED TO TELL YOU HERE
WHEN THE SKY MELTED OUT JULY 24
Toronto, ON – June 22, 2020 – Platinum-certified Canadian producer and avant-pop solo artist, Hello Moth, is gearing up to release their new full-length album, When The Sky Melted, on July 24th. Last month they shared the first taste of the new music with the double single, Times Like This / Inside, and now they have dropped another double single – Canyons / Wanted To Tell You. Have a listen to the new tracks here and sing along to Wanted To Tell You with the lyric video here.
“They’re two very different songs,” reflects Hello Moth. “Canyons (Acoustic) is soft and gentle, originally written as a poem to comfort a grieving friend. This acoustic version features multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Longman, who produced a gorgeous instrumental based on my live version of the song. The complementary song, Wanted to Tell You is loud and wild, written from the perspective of someone trying to tell their comatose companion about the strange changes in the world outside.”
Hello Moth creates unsettlingly inventive genre-fluid music inspired by artists like David Bowie, St. Vincent, and The Knife. Their songs span fragile love ballads and blacklight infused synth-pop as they explore themes of isolation, innocence, and identity. Inspired by the relationship between inside and out, When the Sky Melted observes a changing world from the oppressive comfort of home. A shingled roof provides shelter from the melting heavens, and lonesome rooms are filled with midnight radio broadcasts. We smile, climbing out from our homes to meet with a world turned upside down, tracing our paths back only to find that truly returning anywhere is impossible. Once again we are some-here new.
Sonically, the lo-fi blips and cinematic flourishes of Hello Moth’s previous releases now operate as one, blending into each other to form a digitally constructed orchestra of shadow and light. This playful shape-shifting production underpins vividly performed vocals to create a propulsive experience of sounds in motion.
Hello Moth’s debut album, Infinitely Repeated, was nominated Best Electronic Album at the 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards, while CBC hailed the 2016 release, Slave In A Stone, as “Frenetic, weird and all kinds of exciting…the kind of innovative music-making that keeps the future of Canadian music looking bright.” Since then, Hello Moth has released a couple EPs – including the “unsettlingly inventive” (Prog Magazine UK) Nebula Songs – and has collaborated with numerous pop artists, after co-writing and producing Jocelyn Alice’s platinum-certified hit single, Jackpot. These experiences in the pop world influenced a new creative direction on When the Sky Melted, which retains all the weird and the strange of early Hello Moth and builds upon it to create something sweetly immediate with soulful depth.