HELLO MOTH UNLEASHES NEW FULL-LENGTH ALBUM WHEN THE SKY MELTED
LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE STEREO
WATCH THE ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO FOR INSIDE
“…When the Sky Melted is full of provocative lyrics, showy vocals, abstract themes, flowing melodies and inventive musical excursions.” – Calgary Herald
Toronto, ON – July 24, 2020 – Hello Moth is thrilled to release their third full-length album, When The Sky Melted. Featuring 12 new, original songs, the record showcases playful shape-shifting production, underpinned by vividly performed vocals that create a propulsive experience of sounds in motion. Listen to When The Sky Melted here and watch the brand new animated music video for Inside here.
Hello Moth – the Platinum-certified Canadian producer and avant-pop solo artist – 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 rooftop provides shelter from the melting heavens, and lonesome rooms are filled with midnight radio broadcasts. Smiling, we climb from our homes to wander 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.
“Compared to the dark strangeness of my previous releases, this album is a little lighter, more hopeful, more fun,” reflects Hello Moth. “That’s not to say I haven’t still folded a few nightmares into the work, but I’ve enjoyed the chance to portray a more balanced picture of my creative moods on When the Sky Melted.”
They continue, "The world I imagined over a year ago for When the Sky Melted now feels eerily real in light of COVID-19. Loneliness and isolation, connection across distance, our relationships with our homes: the album's themes have always been part of the human experience, but also take on new meaning and immediacy in 2020. Artists everywhere are acknowledging new resonance in their work during lockdown, and it makes me believe all the more in the power of art to carry us through the wildest of times."
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.