Moon Blue hangs on to like in “All I Know (Is That)” | Tracks

Greater than two years after his final launch, Moon Blue is again with a brand new single entitled “All I Know (Is That)”, a swirling mesh of indie and psychedelia telling a story of feelings spanning, hope, concern, uncertainty, however most of all love. Love has at all times been the driving drive behind George Appleton’s music, and now as he writes songs as a solo artist below his moniker Moon Blue, he’s expressing that love with out hindrance by hovering falsetto and fuzzed-out guitar.

“All I Know (Is That)” takes that very same love and morphs it into an anchor; an anchor that Appleton wanted throughout his current transfer from the south coast of England to his new house of Bologna, Italy. Love (or slightly the ending of a five-year relationship) is what impressed him to begin writing songs as Moon Blue. It additionally sparked the transfer to Italy, as love was his guiding mild by the challenges of that relocation. Transferring is at all times a busy and unsure course of, particularly if it is worldwide, and as Appleton was going by that course of, he was assured of no less than one factor: that he wished to carry on to the individual he loves.

Following 2021’s “Beneath the Moon”, a nice tune of eager for one’s lover at a time of separation, “All I Know (Is That)” is the second single to return from Appleton’s impending debut EP, The Moonlight Disco, due out in Could. This half-length undertaking will convert the sounds of wide-eyed dreaming by starlight into beautiful alternative-pop, and mark the skilled jazz drummer and self-taught guitarist’s readiness to launch Moon Blue as a fully-formed and uncompromising creative pursuit that’s wholly his personal.

“The verses are each the identical lyrically, which was intentional as I really feel that they signify my emotions on the time. ‘I do know what that is. You’re the one I really like. You’re the one which I’ve been dreaming of,’ is referencing the truth that I used to be talking to my accomplice earlier than arriving in Italy on a everlasting foundation, and I had hopes that it might change into extra strong,” Appleton explains. The observe’s music video options the appearing skills of Giovanni Maini, a breakout star from the Italian Netflix’s vastly profitable collection Summertime, accompanying its candid and warming lyrics with visible nuance.

“‘Look me within the eyes as two heartbeats align. I don’t wanna depart this all.’ Is an expression of my precarious immigration standing on the time; there have been so many arduous bureaucratic hoops to leap by. I wasn’t certain what the longer term held, as so our relationship couldn’t be solidified till that looming presence had been resolved,” he continues. “In the end, although, the sensation of the music is one in all hope.”

The stability of the repeated verses in “All I Know (Is That)” aligns with an hermetic rhythm part, forming a rooted basis that’s grounded in his lyrical messaging. That is what he is aware of: He is aware of he’s in love. With these strong bones, the guitar communicates uncertainty. It communicates what he doesn’t know by dreamy reverb that blurs and blends every decide or strum into the subsequent. He doesn’t know precisely how he’ll get by this uncertainty, however he is aware of his love offers him hope.