WALK THE MOON Releases New Album “Heights”: Streaming
- American rock band WALK THE MOON, consisting of Nicholas Petricca, Sean Waugaman and Eli Maiman, released their fifth studio album “Heights” on November 12, 2021 via RCA Records.
It is their first album in four years since bassist Kevin Ray left the band in December 2020.
The album comprises 12-track featuring guest appearances from Jesse Clegg and Johnny Clegg. Produced by Mike Crossey, Paul Meany and Tommy English.
The band wrote the songs between 2017 and 2018. Then they started making the album in earlier 2020.
But the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The band had to record the album remotely.
“We had all these songs that we felt passionately about and really wanted to record,” Eli Maiman said. “Everybody committed to hunkering down and building out our home studios in a way that we could complete this album from home. Half the songs on this record came from tones and sounds collected from our homes. The guitar sound is from a little five-watt amplifier in my closet, and through the mastery of these wizard producers, Mike Crossey and Paul Meany, they've become these huge sounds on the record.”
“When we started, we would have a Zoom session and livestream the whole thing, but we got more comfortable doing it on our own,” Sean Waugaman added. “It was nice to get on a conference call, discuss what's going down on a song and then turn in a bunch of takes later in the day. Being able to record at home has been a great experience, learning about recording and being able to control everything yourself.”
- The album features '70s and '80s British rock sound vibes, like Peter Gabriel and Tears For Fears.
Nicholas Petricca said of the album, “I feel like our records cover the spectrum of our personal experience, and so it doesn't sound like just one lane. There's something about this record where we feel like we're returning to the first album, like we're chasing our destinies in the summer on the road and the origins of what Walk the Moon is all about and the 'Anna Sun' days, and that feels like home to us. And there's the inner confidence that's gained from 10 years of getting to know ourselves and owning whatever it is that we are.”
- source : CityBeat