Do you ever look at the moon and realize someone you love might be looking at it, too? Well, Foster The People managed to capture that mysterious and powerful moment into a song. “Under The Moon” is the Los Angeles band’s latest single and it has us in our feels. The single will be part of the bands’ new EP, In The Darkest of Nights, Let the Birds Sing. It will be their first major release since 2017’s Scared Heart’s Club. Although we had some interim singles, we really missed those crooning Mark Foster vocals.
“Under The Moon” hits the listener hard. The lyrics really show Mark Foster’s longing for a loved one. It’s like Bruno Mars‘ “Talking To The Moon,” but somehow sexier and sadder. In a time where loved ones are separated because of the craziness that is 2020, “Under The Moon” hits hard. Lines like, “Close your eyes and sink through your pillow // We’ll see each other in our dreams,” are sentimental and might leave us a little teary-eyed.
Then, if the words didn’t grab you enough, maybe Mark’s insane vocal range will get you. Part of Foster The People’s signature sound has always been Mark Foster’s ability to go from a deep, swoon-worthy vocal to a crazy and beautiful falsetto. There is a steady rhythm section and twangy riffs à la the Supermodel era. The instrumentals show that the band has taken some of their best work and infused it with inspiration from their musical influences. Together, that makes one craftily packaged single.
So, if you’re not feeling all the feels while listening to “Under The Moon,” you better listen again. We’ve linked the music video below (featuring a nice car and an even nicer Mark Foster), riding us all over as we patiently wait for In The Darkest of Nights, Let the Birds Sing, out December 11. It sounds like the perfect early holiday gift. Better yet, get the EP for the loved one you’re hoping is looking at the moon, too.
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