With their highly-anticipated new album set to arrive early next year, The Big Moon have now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from their forthcoming full-length.
The new single 'Take A Piece' follows on from the previously shared tracks 'Your Light' and 'It's Easy Then' in previewing their sophomore LP 'Walking Like We Do', which is expected to be released on the 10th January via Fiction Records.
Speaking about their latest offering, Vocalist Juliette Jackson said, “I initially wrote this song for someone else, speculatively, but for a pop star. I’d already written an album’s worth of songs but a lot of them felt similar to our first album and I wanted to try something different.
“I’d just watched a documentary about this pop star and seen how insane their life was and their intense relationship with their fans, and was blown away by how much of themselves they’d had to give up to have the life they had. So that’s where the lyrics came from really. It was a bit of a turning point in the writing process… like sometimes you have to pretend to be someone else to change things up and say things in ways you didn’t know you could. This mega pop star’s life was literally nothing like mine but I could really identify with the vulnerability of being a performer and standing on stage every night and feeling the eyes of an audience, which can feel either grounding and unifying or - occasionally - scary and isolating, and something any performer can identify with, whether they’re playing arenas or the windmill.
“It also has a lot to do with how it felt to write this second album. Trying to get out of your head, figuring out which voices to listen to and which to ignore, and ultimately wanting to pour yourself into the thing you’re creating and make something honest and meaningful that might connect with someone else and mean something to them as well.
“At first, we weren’t really sure if this could be a big moon song, we were on unfamiliar ground… but the idea just stuck around. And we kept going back to it, and the more we played with it the more we fell in love with it, and now it couldn’t be more ours. And you know what, it’s exciting that as musicians we can do whatever the hell we want! And when we finally recorded it we were like gahhh what have we made? Is this a big moon song? Can we be this self-indulgent? BUT WHY THE HELL NOT?
“Look we made a pop song!”
Check out the brilliant new video for 'Take A Piece' in the player below.