Thursday, February 4, 2021

Moontype - "About You"

Photo by Julia Dratel

Chicago's Moontype met at Oberlin College through various musical backgrounds and influences. All those influences have morphed themselves into "About You." The new song is impossibly upbeat and breezy indie pop song. It's played fast and bouncy without coming across as overtly poppy or saccharine. With its speed and two minute length, it could be a punk song if it wasn't so upbeat, light, and fun.

Singer/bassist Margaret McCarthy says of the new song:

"When I wrote ‘About You’ I was sitting in my apartment missing my friend who had gone abroad for the semester and thinking about all the moments that made our friendship so specialThe glue between us started to form while on tour, walking through Richmond VA for hours one night past confederate monuments and art on building walls. The friendship began as a crush but it slowly melted into something more lasting - we made a synth together, we wrote songs together - and I really just wanted to be around them most of the time! There was this feeling of being two magnets, pulling towards each other, but the pull doesn’t stay that strong forever and I wanted to remember what it felt like at the start. I’m grateful I wrote it down in that way because now me and my friend fall in and out of touch but every time we play that song I remember how special they are and how important they are to me."

You can watch the video for "About You" below. Bodies of Water, the debut album from Moontype, will be out April 2 on Born Yesterday Records. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Moontype, check them out on Facebook and Instagram.

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