Elliot Moss brings us the first single of his recently announced sophomore full-length album, A Change In Diet, set for release on January 17th, 2020, via Grand Jury. The new album follows the 2015 debut Highspeeds and the 2017 EP Boomerang.
The New York-based artist has also shared the evocative video for the single directed by Madeline Kate Kann. “This one used to be called ‘Golden Dark,’ because that’s the feeling… adrenaline rushing as a result of being lost, hurt, or isolated,” Moss says of the song.
“Adrenaline that continues as you’re reminded by things, by your own routines, of someone or something you’re trying to forget. An anxiety that you eventually might look to shield yourself from at whatever cost.”
Barricade demonstrates the artist’s writing panache, delivering a captivating indie electronic experience which channels the sounds of artists such as SOHN and Bon Iver. Full of rhythmic flavour, the single offers a hook-driven sound lead by Moss’ dynamic vocal work creating an equally uplifting and emotive track.
A Change In Diet represents a shift, a dividing line separating nearly everything Moss once knew from his future, and captures a period of upheaval that altered his habits, relationships, and even his songwriting.
Across the 11 songs, he methodically details the nature of change and the ways it can be liberating, discomforting, and often essential. “A change in diet is one of the first things that any self-help resource or therapist will recommend to you,” he explains. “The title is almost a joke because it feels like a crazy oversimplification of your problem. But at the same time it’s not wrong. It’s rarely one singular change that needs to be made, it is many incremental changes. And everything contributes.”
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