For months I obsessively listened to movie soundtracks from Frozen, Moana, Harry Potter, La La Land and Beauty and the Beast. (I know all the Frozen and Moana songs by heart now) Then we recorded this song.
It's about the time Emma Stone used a Powerpoint to convince her parents to move to LA, and how that story has always lifted me up wherever I was.
Shout out to Tim Achthoven for playing the sax and clarinet, Mark Benis for mixing, excessive mastering and helping me improve the orchestration, Jari Deelstra for playing drums and putting up with me all day in the practice/recording room, Stef Koenis for playing the cornet, and Robin Kester for listening and giving so much feedback which really helped the song forward.
Hope you enjoy. xx
"If you can't win, sing about losing as well as you can", is a quote that best describes the intense self-reflective dark folk-pop songs of Moon Moon Moon. It's no coincidence either, that this quote is by Mark Lohmann, who writes the songs and online biographies for the band.
The band consists of five humans; Mark Lohmann, Steven Jasperse, Stef Koenis, Jari Deelstra and Jelle Crooijmans. On stage, they play music that makes some of the people in the crowd say "Sparklehorse, Eels, Youth Lagoon, Sun Kil Moon".
Together with the original visuals that Mark brings to the stage, the shows take you through a painfully detailed journey of incredibly personal stories that somehow feel relatable.
One moment you're sitting in the back of the car, thinking of evil plans to take down radio 3FM, because they didn't recommend your band, and shortly after you're drowning in self-hatred because you're too shy to climb up on stage when your favorite band Belle and Sebastian is playing.