London-based Desert Ships return with ‘Fire on the Moon’, the latest cut from their forthcoming third LP ‘Heavy Soup’.
Echoing the immediacy of previous BBC Radio 6 favoured single ‘Neon’, ‘Fire on the Moon’ also evokes the tight hooks of The War On Drugs with Black Angels-esque keys. It’s a 2 and a half minute slice of tasteful fuzz, dreamy synths and swirling vocal harmonies.
There’s a confident restraint to Fire on the Moon, appearing with a bang and conjuring its cinematic imagery (“…a man in a spacesuit fixing the stars”), before allowing itself to gently drift away, like a message lost in the expanse of space.
It’s a release that offers another exciting glimpse of what’s to come, and of a band that feels like it’s upping the ante sonically.
The song is accompanied by a playful and avant-garde promo directed by filmmaker and musician Gil De Ray, starring the band and London-based performance artist Jimmy Morgan.
‘Fire On The Moon’ is released on 17th December
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