Birmingham duo, Hunger Moon unveil their brand new single Feel It Sometimes with Counteract, proving again to be a band to watch in the Midlands.
Bandmates, Natalie and James have been moving their way around Birmingham venues, opening up for the likes of Adam French, Alessi’s Ark, Lazy Day and winning acclaim for their melancholy alt-pop sound. Feel It Sometimes is a brooding track, harnessing a warm grandeur between keys, guitar, low synth and Natalie’s rich, affecting vocals at the forefront, leading the listener along. Everything on this track has its place, nothing is overdone, with an addictive ebb and flow between percussion and guitar creating something hypnotic for the listener; enticing us from start to finish. Lyrics “I need a friend, I need a friend like you,” grasp the listener from their trance, making the melancholic undertone clear before softly elevating us into a lushly orchestrated final chorus.
Finding their inspiration in human nature and adulthood, Feel It Sometimes is a song about one-sided emotions; the selfishness you find yourself battling with at the end of any form of relationship; sadness, bitterness and all of the painful confusion that comes with it. In their own words “It’s that thought of knowing you need to be bent, be broken, to come out better on the other side…”
Hunger Moon are the latest band to join Babywoman Records, a completely artist led community, and release Feel It Sometimes via Babywoman Records tomorrow, March 22nd.We urge you to dig in and give Hunger Moon a listen. One listen is never enough. See Hunger Moon play Babywoman Records Presents on Saturday 1st June at Centrala in Digbeth, alongside label boss and mate, Charlotte Carpenter, Andy Oliveri and To Kill A King frontman, Ralph Pelleymounter.
Tickets are available here.
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