English four-piece The Big Moon have returned with the first follow-up to their 2017 Mercury Prize-nominated debut Love In The 4th Dimension, a rich, triumphant single titled “It’s Easy Then.”
The new release is a soaring, piano-led cut lifted by frontwoman Juliette Jackson’s deep, accented voice and a chorus full of synth, a buzzing bass and layers upon layers of musings about approaching burnout: “I’m so bored of being capable / I need somewhere to be vulnerable.” There is a striking lack of guitars in the song (or, at least, at the forefront of its melody), a departure from the band’s typically guitar-driven sound palette.
”’It’s Easy Then’ is really about finding strength in strange times,” Jackson said in a statement. “We work too much, we think too much, we know too much so we all worry too much. Our anxieties are stoked every day.”
The band will embark on a U.K. tour in support of The Pixies in September, and you can check out a list of their upcoming dates further down.
No further details of The Big Moon’s forthcoming second album have been revealed, but while you impatiently wait for new details, check out the band’s new single, 2015 Daytrotter Session and upcoming tour dates below.
The Big Moon Tour Dates:
13 – Cardiff, U.K. @ O2 Arena
16 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Academy
17 – Leeds, U.K. @ O2 Academy
18 – Manchester, U.K. @ Apollo
20 – London, U.K. @ Alexandra Palace
21 – Newcastle, U.K. @ O2 Academy
22 – Glasgow, Scotland @ O2 Academy
23 – Edinburgh, Scotland @ Usher Hall
25 – Belfast, Northern Ireland @ Ulster Hall
26 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia