The Big Moon's 2017 album Love In The 4th Dimension was a scrappy and charming collection of Britpop-era guitar rock that earned the London band a prestigious Mercury Prize nomination. Today the band returns with "It's Easy Then," its first new material in two years and a taste of what's to come.
Aiming to capture a mind approaching burnout, vocalist Juliette Jackson sings of needing "somewhere to be vulnerable" over contemplative pianos. She continues, her bandmates vocals lifting her up, as she remarks that she repeatedly walks into rooms, only to forget why she stepped through the door.
Speaking to The FADER via email, Juliette Jackson said: "'It’s Easy Then' is really about finding strength in strange times. We work too much, we think too much, we know too much so we all worry too much. Our anxieties are stoked every day.
Music has this incredible way of helping us see with a new perspective, and ties up our feelings in a way that language by itself never could. I wanted to write a song that made me feel better. Something that captured the frustrations, but also the hope and joy all at the same time.”
The Big Moon will support The Pixies on tour in the U.K. through September.