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 pressure behind George Appleton’s music, and now as he writes songs as a solo artist underneath his moniker Moon Blue, he’s expressing that love with out hindrance by means of 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 latest 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 gentle by means of 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 means of that course of, he was assured of no less than one factor: that he needed to carry on to the particular person he loves.

Following 2021’s “Beneath the Moon”, a pleasing tune of eager for one’s lover at a time of separation, “All I Know (Is That)” is the second single to come back from Appleton’s impending debut EP, The Moonlight Disco, due out in Might. This half-length challenge will convert the sounds of wide-eyed dreaming by starlight into attractive 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 symbolize 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 chatting with my accomplice earlier than arriving in Italy on a everlasting foundation, and I had hopes that it could turn out to be extra stable,” Appleton explains. The monitor’s music video options the performing abilities of Giovanni Maini, a breakout star from the Italian Netflix’s massively 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 go away this all.’ Is an expression of my precarious immigration standing on the time; there have been so many arduous bureaucratic hoops to leap by means of. I wasn’t certain what the long run held, as so our relationship couldn’t be solidified till that looming presence had been resolved,” he continues. “Finally, although, the sensation of the track is one among hope.”

The stableness 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 stable bones, the guitar communicates uncertainty. It communicates what he doesn’t know by means of dreamy reverb that blurs and blends every choose or strum into the following. He doesn’t know precisely how he’ll get by means of this uncertainty, however he is aware of his love provides him hope.