Friday, 17 August 2018- Following the release of the Hot 20 single ‘After Hours’, independent Wellington songwriter and producer Josie Moon shares nostalgia-tinged electro-pop ballad ‘Call Me’, ahead of her forthcoming Rose Tinted EP release. Distributed by DRM, Rose Tinted is out on digital platforms out on Friday 31 August, coinciding with Moon's debut Auckland live performance at The Others Way festival.
Her third collection of songs in three years, Rose Tinted showcases Moon’s development, thanks in part to her new producing partnership with Nik Brinkman (Mitch James, Abby Wolfe, Physical). The pair consumed a summerful of music and films from across the decades, emerging with pop-culture inspiration both current and vintage. This is evident in the five songs that make up the EP, with a personal focus on creating music that’s “assertive, with production that’s interesting but also beautiful.”
Moon’s lyrics are self-aware and relatable, overlaid with a conscious sincerity. “I think the most important thing for me is to be sincere in my music. That’s something I’m only now becoming brave enough to be. I think I’ve gained enough confidence now that my music in the future will be able to express all aspects of who I am.”
The first single from the project ‘After Hours’ landed on Spotify's New Music Friday AU & NZ and New Pop Sounds - hitting #9 on the NZ Viral 50 chart. It also playlisted on Apple Music's "Best of the Week". The track saw her noticed by blogs here and overseas, with Under The Radar labeling the song “a hair-swinging electronic pop anthem.” Little Indie Blog put the track at the top of the list for their Best New Tracks Down Under, enthusing: "Glorious opening, and Josie's compelling vocal eases its way over a subtle base and understated instrumentation".
Called the musical love child of Britney Spears and Lana Del Ray by RNZ Music, Josie Moon is unashamedly a fan of all things pop, with her own electronic twist. She's an artist who is determined to create music that speaks. Listen to ‘Call Me’ and remember what it feels like to be waiting too long for someone to call you back.