After being in hibernation for the past two years – actually spending their time at Abbey Road Studios recording a new album – Sydney dream rock three-piece Crystal Cities have returned in a big way.
Kicking off 2019 with the release of their brand new single ‘Under the Cold Light of the Moon‘ and following on from the release of their EP ‘Who’s Gonna Save Us Now‘ back in March 2016; Geoff, Jared and Daniel of Crystal Cities have put together a solid anthem that explores the desperation and courage in the journey to freedom as they interpret the story of Yeonmi Park, a young Korean woman who “escaped North Korea in search of freedom”.
Speaking on the creation and inspiration of the single, vocalist and guitarist of the band, Geoff, explains how “her [Yeonmi] story tells of her escape from North Korea through the desert and the dangers and fear she endured while on her journey to freedom.”
“I think Jordyn (animator) really captured the desperation and courage we wanted to convey in the videos main character.”
“After watching her speech I penned the lyrics, interpreting her story,” Geoff concludes.
In what they call their own style of “dream rock”, Crystal Cities have seemed to gained some sort of musical inspiration while spending their time at Abbey Road as this time around their music seems much more orchestral than the indie-sounding vibes of their previous tracks.
Coming off the album release of the same name – due out in 2019 – Crystal Cities’ ‘Under the Cold Light of the Moon’ is the first taste of what’s to come off their brand new relationship with Audio Network, which will see the three-piece showcase their new sound to the world through this new distribution partnership.
Stay tuned for more.
Under the Cold Light of the Moon Single Release Tour
Friday, May 31st | The Lass O’Gowrie Hotel | Newcastle
Saturday, June 1st | Frankie’s Pizza | Sydney