LA-based trio Moonchild are releasing their fifth album "Starfruit" next month. This highly anticipated collection finds them experimenting with new synths and sounds: arpeggiators, octave pedals, and custom patches abound on their latest oeuvre. "Tell Him feat. Lalah Hathaway" opens the album with the sound of a knock on the door, and moves quickly into an easy drum groove set against an intricate bass line, acoustic piano, and layers of ambient electronica. Wrapped in glistening melodies from Amber Navran and the legendary Lalah Hathaway, this ethereal jam explores the point in a relationship when the power to communicate disappears. Amber and Lalah muse over the way words can lose their impact when they come from a romantic partner; sometimes the hard truth needs to be told by a friend, not a lover.
This landmark release follows Moonchild’s critically acclaimed album "Little Ghost" from 2019 which saw huge support from the likes of Jamie Cullum (BBC Radio 2), Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1), Jamz Supernova (BBC 1Xtra), Huey Morgan, Cerys Matthews and Don Letts (BBC 6Music), Bradley Zero, Jazz FM, and KCRW. Moonchild is set to deliver another impressive reminder that their unforgettable music thrives at the intersection of neo soul, electronic pop, and jazz. With collaborative offerings from Lalah Hathaway, Alex Isley, Tank and The Bangas, Rapsody, Ill Camille, Mumu Fresh, Chantae Cann and Josh Johnson, "Starfruit" promises to be the best yet from this trio of west coast phenoms who will be touring Europe next month and the USA starting in April.