Cujo Moon Releases New EP “Horizons”: Streaming
- Nashville-based alt-folk singer-songwriter Cujo Moon released a new EP “Horizons” on June 3, 2022 via Tone Tree Music / Cujo Moon.
The EP comprises 4-track, written and produced by Cujo Moon.
Each song is accompanied by archive videos, which were compiled from the 1928 film "The Sky: A Film Lesson in Nature Study", the 1933 Kodacolor film, the 1929 film "From Philly To Canada" and the 1974 national archive footage from Chicago.
Cujo Moon said of the EP, “I've always been drawn to very stripped down and lo-fi records like Pink Moon by Nick Drake, Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen, The Creek Drank the Cradle by Iron & Wine, For Emma Forever Ago by Bon Iver, and countless others. So for this EP, I tried my hand at a more raw and organic recording process using more acoustic instruments, tape machines, and analog gear. It's a little rougher around the edges but I think these songs needed that imperfection in order to remain honest. They are songs about life, love, and growing older. The EP title 'Horizons' represents how we often look to the past and future for answers but just like a 35mm photo, the distance can make it look or 'feel' fuzzy and uncertain.”
- Cujo Moon explained track-by-track for the EP.
“The video is made from clips of a 1928 educational film (in the public domain) called 'The Sky: A Film Lesson in Nature Study.' I always find vintage films like these pretty magical so I ran with it.
All in all I hope you dig the new vibes. I also want to dedicate this one to my beautiful, loving, and endlessly supportive partner Rae Mercedes …I love you and I'm grateful for you more than you know. Hopefully the song says the rest so I'll leave it at that.”
“In the Stars”
“This song wrote itself in about 20 minutes on Christmas Eve of last year. I had just spent some time with my folks and should have been feeling joyful but I was back home, alone, and overwhelmed by a sense of sadness. It started out on acoustic guitar but a couple of months later, I wrote some parts on my old upright piano and loved how it shifted the mood to be more hopeful. It's about that jaded feeling of growing older where you're not as enamoured by the activities that used to bring you joy. It just hit me at that moment while staring at my record player collecting dust.”
“It's a special song to me but also a difficult one to talk about. It touches on the delicate and sensitive subject of relationships and how we often lose ourselves in battles of the heart and ego. It's about how emotions of love can ebb and flow to different ends of the spectrum very quickly sometimes. I'll let the lyrics and music say the rest as I think it's better that way.
I wrote, recorded, produced this one very quickly. It kind of just happened. I chose to keep it rough around the edges as I think it expresses the emotion better than something more polished.
All in all I hope you enjoy. It's a good one for a cloudy day or when it's sunny out and you can't seem to feel the light.”
“Amidst everything going on in the world these days, it can feel a little weird to have the privilege to release music at all. All in all, I hope this track resonates with someone. That would make it worth it.
These clips are from a national archive of footage from Chicago in 1974. I thought the vintage flashback fit the meaning of the song. We've done nothing but “progress” since that time technologically, economically, etc but at the end of the day so many of us lose sight of our dreams and get caught living a life that doesn't feel like our own…living for a “system” we didn't personally create. Hopefully this song can remind you to come back to what really matters to you in life.”
Photo by Rachel Deeb
- source : Apple Music