Neo Soul Trio from LA Joins Forces with RnB Legend. - Moonchild x Lalah Hathaway: Tell Him
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posted 08 Jan 2022 by Krister Axel
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.

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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.

Eulaulah Donyll "Lalah" Hathaway is the Grammy award-winning daughter of Donny Hathaway. Her body of work includes collaborations with the likes of Meshell Ndegeocello and Mary J. Blige. With a long string of albums starting with a self-titled release in 1990 on Virgin Records, Hathaway needs no introduction: her music is a staple of the modern R&B landscape and has won many awards including 5 Grammy wins and 10 nominations, most recently for her 2017 Lalah Hathaway Live and standout track Angel.

Moonchild have collaborated and toured with highly respected names from across the music industry including Kamasi Washington, Stevie Wonder, The Internet, and Jill Scott.

Moonchild is:

Amber Navran
Andris Mattson
Max Bryk

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist