Every Tuesday I present a blog post on a track I love that addresses a travel-related topic, inspires wanderlust, or simply seems like the perfect accompaniment to your travels.
I hope that within this regular blog series you find some music you love to take away with you – wherever that may be!
‘Moonlight’ is UK indie band KAWALA‘s first single after their breakthrough EP ‘D.I.L.Y.D’. Their sudden success comes after a rock-and-roll drop out of Leeds College of Music and moving to North London to pursue their musical careers.
‘Moonlight’ is a narrative driven track, which as the band explain, “was the first time we’ve set our main focus on a story-telling lyric and consistent harmonies over rhythms and instrumentation.” The result is a poignant yet truly heart-warming track, taking listeners on a persons’ journey of escaping their mental demons.
“It’s a long way home
I’m not even counting the miles
All my fears
Like yesterday, are so far gone”
Instead of going down the deep and dark route, the beautifully soothing harmonies and upbeat rhythm give this track an optimistic, feel-good mood. The journey is revelatory and positive (“but i’m much better now”), and this beams from every note of this sunny but chilled-out indie tune.
For me, the lyrics highlight the importance of taking ‘time out’ and nature’s incredible therapeutic powers.
Here are KAWALA performing a gorgeous live version of ‘Moonlight’ with Mahogany Sessions.