SONG PICK: Sonny Elliot – New Moon
English duo Sonny Elliot‘s gorgeous new single “New Moon” is one of the songs that I would love, LOVE to see being performed live! The backbone of the track is delicate fingerpicking that continues with the same rhythm throughout the entire song until only at the end it intensifies its dynamic but never wavers. Layered on top are beautiful mellow vocals, occasionally supported by other, sparse instrumentation. The old saying “less is more” is in full swing here.
Sonny Elliot is comprised of two brothers: Chris Peden on vocals and acoustic guitar, and Joseph Peden on electric guitar and keyboards. We wanted to know a little more about the inspiration for the song and Joseph provides:
“Our latest single, “New Moon” is a love letter with a real sense of togetherness and being there for each other through the dark and difficult times in life. It’s a story and a memory of a relationship. When we’re anxious, scared and feeling vulnerable, it’s not easy to let someone see that side of you, letting them see behind the veil. Yet somehow by doing this it makes us stronger, having someone else’s light to guide us with their best intentions, a team, a partnership, love.”
Joseph explains further:
“Falling apart feels so easy, but I’ll keep fears away for you” is a lyric in the song that stands out for me. It’s trying to fight off that side of us we all have where we overthink, question and self sabotage until we break the one thing we were trying so hard to keep. We never like to deal in certainties within our songwriting because life isn’t like that; The only certainty in life is change. Living in the moment is difficult but we do our best to do so. We recorded “New Moon” within a day of writing it in our DIY home studio which we love because it feels very organic and personal for us.”
“The only certainty in life is change” – how true, and masterfully wrapped in a beautiful and spellbinding song!
Listen to “New Moon”, our Song Pick of the Day: