The Moonbeats - »Coffee Grounds«
Filip Lindström and Ronni Arturo on The Moonbeats new single
Profet Friends The Moonbeats just released new single »Coffee Grounds« a mere 24 hours ago. Now, Profet's Chief Ideologue Filip Lindström and notorious Profet writer Ronni Arture has curated a soulful selection of words about the fresh tracks.
Might it be that what entices us the most is what we don’t know? I think that counts for me at least, seeing that I thrive on building own worlds based on very limited information. The Moonbeats, great Profet Friends, is a band in fact fairly shadowed in mystery, not letting the world know much more about them than the way their music sounds. It surely suits them, and their music, to keep a certain mysterious air to them. Now, when they release they’re new single , I find that its sound reflect this feeling as well.
The distant vocals of the A-side leaves the lyrics almost out of our reach, giving way for endless own interpretations of the song. When I close my eyes and listen to »Coffee Grounds«, I don’t picture a bright and sunny beach like the one we see on the single’s retro-looking cover. No, what I see behind my heavy eyelids is a dark cave, hidden far into a desolated forest beyond the end of any known civilization. The sounds of the wailing guitars echo callously from wall to wall, passing in through one ear and down to your stomach as you try to understand where you are and why. The tempting harmonic shivering of the fine violin is coming from the very deepest end of the formation, luring you to carelessly stroll further and further in until there is no possible turning back. The thundering beat is shaking the ground beneath your feet as you slowly grow more comfortable in your new existence, not noticing that you’ve left behind the gateway to the way you used to live before. As the music carefully fades out, the cave dissolves and all is back to the way it has always been.
I imagine being at the edge of the thin moon slice pictured on the album cover when hearing the next track, »Can’t Help (But Wonder)«, thinking of the initial lyric line »I’ve been trying to find my way back« and listening to the spacy doors-of-perception-style keys. Looking down at the distant waters, the track gives a filling feeling of serene solitude, as if the waves down below broke against the shores only in attempt to reach up to the moon. The hard-hitting song is rougher around its edges than its predecessor, but gives another pleasing mind image to play with. Together, the two tracks on The Moonbeats new single can take you anywhere you want, if you just let go.