MUSIC MONDAY - Half Moon Run

by - March 09, 2015

So, these Music Monday posts are really starting to be an overview of What I Listened To This Weekend... which I'm actually kind of liking. There's something very organic about really just writing about what I've actually been listening to recently, no matter how new or how old or how popular it is. Anyway, this weekend I finally switched CDs in my car from Sia... which I had been listening to for weeks, for the most part. The switch came because me and my boyfriend had to drive across town and I know he's not so much into my favored female singer/songwriters, so I chose to switch to this band because they're A) amazing, and B) have great percussion, which my boyfriend the drummer loves.

I discovered Half Moon Run last year when they opened for City And Colour here in Winnipeg and I was instantly sold. During the break, I dragged my friend to the merch table to buy the CD - and this is a thing that I pretty much never do. There was just something about them that drew me instantly to their music. I mean, this definitely falls in my typical taste wheelhouse, to be sure, but even still... In this day and age, to get me out of my seat to go buy a CD? Epic. I hadn't pulled out this CD for a while, but as soon as I put it on I remembered how much I love them.

This song feels to me like the kind of music that is certainly best listened to underneath a clear summer sky... which is funny because the lyrical content of this song is heavy and hard to swallow. For anyone who has dealt with a loved one who has struggled with addiction and all of the pain and rollercoaster than comes along with that, I think this song will hit close to home. I know it did for me. There's something about dealing with a drug addict that is infuriating and heartbreaking and terrifying all at the same time, and I think this song somehow captures all of that. I have to say, I've always loved music that does an amazing job of capturing emotion outside of the romantic, and I feel like this is a great example of that. 

Anyway, I know this is heavy for a Monday morning, but it's what I've been listening to! I hope you all have a great week!

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