Photo by Julia Dratel
Chicago's Moontype are back with a new single that is gorgeous in its simplicity. "3 Weeks" is a simple little song that dances on the edge of folk but is still plated a little too much in indie rock to go full out folky. Their previous singles have gotten them compared to Galaxie 500, so "3 Weeks" imagines if Galaxie 500 had gone Americana. It's a delicate song filled with finger picked guitars and Margaret McCarthy's captivating vocals. The song has an excited, hopeful vibe as it was written about having a new crush.
Margaret McCarthy explains the new song:
"I wrote this song in the midst of a big crush that was mixed with a new friendship and a new job and a new city. I was trying to get a handle on how to move through this phase of transition while also having a feeling that was too big to really put into words. I kept waiting for the moment to come, when I would know exactly what to say and how to say it, but it never came."
You can watch the video for "3 Weeks" below. Bodies of Water is due out April 2 on Born Yesterday Records. You can pre-order a copy over at Bandcamp. For more on Moontype, check out the band's Facebook.