BLACKBOOK PREMIERE: New Single ‘Tiger’ From Paris’ Joon Moon
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They’ve collaborated with Rufus Wainwright, Nouvelle Vague and Hercules & Love Affair. But still the name Joon Moon might be unfamiliar. The Paris-based trio of dance producer Julien Decoret, bluesy American singer Krystle Warren and drummer Raphael Chassin make rather surprising music, which draws on lofty influences like David Byrne, the Beatles and early Bowie.
New single “Tiger” (from the EP of the same name), which BlackBook premieres here, actually sounds straight out of the Kinks/Blur playbook, which its strutting rhythm, quirky piano and 70s horns. And then there’s the snarky social-commentary, “Who’s hoping for the future? / Who’s dreaming of the past? / Who’s awaiting the present?”
No surprise, the lyrics have an English literary inspiration.
“’Tiger’ is about the need to question authority and the power structure of society,” explains Decoret. “The song was inspired by the poem ‘The Tyger’ by William Blake, replicating the questioning structure. And we used a direct quote from this poem as the basis of the chorus.”
A full Joon Moon album, Moonshine Corner, is due for release in September.