INTERVIEW: Future Moons

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Great! Keeping busy with everything leading up to the release!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Golden”?

“Golden” will be the second single from our new EP, ‘Seasons’, which features songs inspired by all four of the seasons. “Golden” represents summer, so we wanted it to feel flowy, warm, and inspiring. We used a lot of pads and twinkly guitars with layers of vocals to make the song feel full of life.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

Actually yes! Last Summer I was at a friend’s birthday party that we’d set up at a camp site up in the mountains where we live, and I decided to wander around a bit and found this beautiful mountain side that looked out upon a valley of trees. The sun had just started to set so everything was washed with golden light. I just sat there for a bit and meditated, and then the next day I wrote it as a journal entry. Eventually, it got turned into lyrics!

Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?

We’ve been working on plans for a music video, but with the current state of things, it’s been a bit difficult to get things rolling. We’re used to being super DIY with things anyways, so hopefully we’ll be able to figure out a way to bring our vision to life with the current restrictions! In the mean time, we’ll be putting up a lyric video on our channel!

The single comes off your new EP Seasons – what’s the story behind the title?

I wish I had a deeper meaning or story but “Seasons” was pretty much the only thing that felt appropriate for the work. We tried looking into other words about the passage of time, i.e. “Equinox”, “Phases”, etc. but none of them felt quite right, so we went with the most literal version.

How was the recording and writing process?

We wrote and recorded everything ourselves, just Tommy and I, and usually we’ll sit on projects for months or years even, but we had a new inspiration and energy behind us and we knocked everything out within a few months. It all came together because of our first single, “Entangled”, which had lyrics inspired by Autumn and Winter, and then I noticed that a lot of my journal entries were themed around nature and time also, so I turned them into lyrics, and voila, we had four songs. We decided then to also include some interludes to tie everything together, and to also have a bit of freedom without having to stick to the usual song structure, as Tommy comes from a more experimental background and wanted to get a bit more creative with guitar and piano lines. It was definitely challenging putting everything together and making sure it was all a cohesive story and sound, but we’re so proud of it as a whole!

How would your previous and current other backgrounds get to influence your work as a whole?

Like I said, Tommy has a lot of background in experimental, metal, and tech-y rock, whereas I have a more traditional, pop, singer/songwriter background, so we definitely push each other to think outside of our comfort zones.

What role does California play in your music?

Definitely a huge role in this particular album! Every lyric has been inspired by the mountains of California that we live in! The seasons here are absolutely magical, with snowy Winter, foggy Fall, colorful Spring, and warm Summer, we took major inspiration from the beauty around us.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

To sum it up, love and nature.

Any plans to hit the road?

Hopefully when the world returns to normal we can get on the road, but we’re excited to be working on some live streams for now! We love making arrangements for live shows to bring something new to the listeners, so keep an eye out for lots of streams for now!

What else is happening next in Future Moons’ world?

We have BIG plans for the next album! The next album will be a full length, and let’s just say it’ll be “out of this world”.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5TXUq3ppX01z31s6TIQCox?si=Sswx6ddmRRyXBECdAt0eqA

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/seasons/1506948741

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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