Newmoon, a shoegaze band hailing from Antwerp, Belgium just released a new single and video titled “Crazing.” Known for their dreamy melodies, atmospheric soundscapes, and emotive lyrics the band continues to create a world where shoegaze, post punk and alternative rock meet.
Of the new single “Crazing,” vocalist Bert Cannaerts says, “I really like this track because it’s so chaotic and melodic at the same time. The heavy, fuzzed out tremolo guitars in the background fit so well with the melodic character of the song. When we finished “Crazing” we were all kind of stunned because it didn’t feel like a song that we wrote.”
The band’s upcoming album Temporary Light (out March 22, 2024), marks the next step in their musical evolution, showcasing their growth as a band and their dedication to creating transformative music.
Temporary Light weaves a sonic tapestry that harks back to the band’s roots, yet retains a fresh approach that keeps their music alluring. Blending airy vocals with lush guitars, Newmoon creates an immersive sound that sweeps listeners off their feet into a striking world that feels distant yet familiar at the same time.
After a more melodic approach on their previous release, Newmoon returns to embrace their abrasive, dreamy, and ethereal sound on Temporary Light. With their blooming guitars and gracefully haunting melodies, they captivate listeners throughout the 8 tracks. From gentle melodies and catchy hooks to plush walls of guitars and pummeling drums.
“Thick layers of guitars always felt natural to us, and are kind of our main thing. We wanted to explore some ideas that have been in the back of our mind ever since we started this band,” says Bert Cannaerts. “As soon as we let go of trying to write a specific type of album, the songs grew organically and everything just clicked.”
What do you think of “Crazing”? Looking forward to their new album?
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