‘Clear’ out now – listen here
Bimini Road out Sept 6 on Anjunadeep – pre-order here
Full live tour with a 7-piece band on sale now:
Find tickets via anjunadeep.com/moonboots
Photo: Khitam Jabr
Following the sexy summer disco-pop of ‘Tied Up’ and the dance-floor workout ‘Juanita’ (recently premiered in Mixmag), house music sensation Moon Boots returns with his latest single ‘Clear’, the third single off his highly-anticipated upcoming album Bimini Road. Pivoting into a slinky broken beat groove this time around, ‘Clear’ is late-night electronic funk at its best, with a superlative vocal from Nic Hanson and lyrics that appeal for clarity amid today’s complicated relationships. The song will be accompanied by a boldly kaleidoscopic retro-graphic video directed by Jordan Rosenheck.
As Pete of Moon Boots relates ‘When Nic and I started working on (previous Moon Boots’ song) ‘Keep The Faith’, he was still a student at NYU, but mature beyond his years. Nic’s always been passionate about music from all over the world and fearless to try anything. We wanted to make our next collaboration something different for both of us; it was Nic’s idea to make ‘Clear’ a UK Garage song and we ran with it. I’m just a fan of Nic and I’m excited to watch him grow as a person and an artist.’
Singer Nic Hanson recalls ‘the process of creating ‘Clear’ was so seamless, Pete sent me some instrumental ideas and the melodies just came quickly. When I was writing the lyrics in the studio I was in the process of coming out of a haze I had been in for a little bit, and I felt like I was finally returning to being able to create without forcing it. That effortlessness on both ends translated to a really clean energy when we were making it. The video shoot was the same way- professional, easy, beautiful, and smooth. The whole thing felt like the best possible way the creative process can go down.’
Moon Boots’ recent summer anthems ‘Tied Up’ and ‘Juanita’ have received airplay on SiriusXM, BBC Radio 1, triple j, KCRW, as well as DJ support from Claptone, Above & Beyond, The Black Madonna, Diplo and many more.
On Moon Boots and his upcoming album Bimini Road:
Inspired by the discovery of the ruins of Atlantis at Bimini in the Bahamas, Bimini Road is a joyous listen that combines elements of soulful & melodic house, disco, and R&B.
Moon Boots’ debut album First Landing was a rare slow burn in today’s disposable music culture, steadily amassing a broad international following and an impressive 35 million streams since its release in August 2017. Praised by Mixmag for its ‘deep textures and funky melodies,’ First Landing has become a contemporary electronic masterpiece with support from Jason Bentley (KCRW) and Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1).
With Bimini Road, Moon Boots has brought back collaborators from both his debut album and his ambitious 7-person live show. Black Gatsby, Nic Hanson (‘Keep The Faith’) and KONA (‘Fortune Teller’) all make appearances that help to make Bimini Road Moon Boots’ most compelling musical statement to date. Ross Clark (St Lucia) contributes guitar to three of the album’s hookiest and most affecting tracks. Moon Boots’ eagerness to bring melody and songcraft to unpredictable-but-accessible club grooves make him stand out in a crowded field of beatmakers and careerists.
The album also features new collaborators, including Little Boots, whose song ‘You Won’t See Me Cry’ carries echoes of Blondie, ABBA and Giorgio Moroder. LA-based pop chanteuse Niia, next-generation house diva Kaleena Zanders and Gary Saxby of the Harlem Gospel Choir round out the list of guest vocalists.
Born in Brooklyn, Moon Boots gravitated to music at an early age, spending many years playing piano, keyboards, and synthesizers before he ever made a beat. Inspired by legends like Frankie Knuckles, Derrick Carter and Paul Johnson, he moved to the home of house music, Chicago, where he played synth in an indie band and worked as a local DJ before aligning with the legendary French Express label for his earliest releases. Eventually signed to taste-making UK label Anjunadeep, Moon Boots has always stayed true to his mission of making infectious music that transcends genre. Songs not just for DJs and dance-floors, but for everyone.
MOON BOOTS BIMINI ROAD TOUR DATES
09/27 – Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
09/28 – Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
09/29 – CRSSD Fest – San Diego, CA
10/01 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
10/03 – Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM
10/04 – Trees – Dallas, TX
10/05 – Cedar Street Courtyard – Austin, TX
10/09 – Chop Shop – Chicago, IL
10/10 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
10/11 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, CAN
10/12 – Le Belmont – Montreal, CAN
10/16 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C.
10/17 – Westcott Theatre – Syracuse, NY
10/18 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
10/19 – Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA
10/25 – Omeara – London, UK