David Barr’s ‘Moon Under Water’. A tale of turmoil and resilience

Recorded at Hidden City Studios in Santa Barbara under the guidance of Grammy-nominated producer Elliot Lanam, Moon Under Water boasts a sonic landscape that is both haunting and immersive
21 March 2024
Photo by Michael Robert Williams

Hailing from Dunfermline, Scotland, David Barr, the frontman of indie sensation The Moon Kids, consistently delivers captivating indie rock. With his latest release, Moon Under Water, Barr delves into introspective depths, crafting a narrative resonating with raw emotion and profound insight.​

The song​, crafted in the wake of The Moon Kids’ breakup, reaches its climax as the character, consumed by rage and grief, attempts to drown the moon—a symbol of love and romance—in the ocean, echoing his own descent into chaos.

Drawing from Barr’s own tumultuous experiences, encompassing global encounters and the recent loss of his mother to mental health challenges, the song weaves a metaphorical narrative that invites listeners into a realm of turmoil and resilience.

Photo by Michael Robert Williams

Recorded at Hidden City Studios in Santa Barbara under the guidance of Grammy-nominated producer Elliot Lanam, Moon Under Water boasts a sonic landscape that is both haunting and immersive.

Additional layers were meticulously crafted in West Hollywood by multi-platinum awarded producer Anthony J Resta, who lent his expertise to the final mix, elevating the song to new heights of sonic excellence.

Cover Art by Tina Love

Moon Under Water stands as a testament to Barr’s evolution as an artist—a poignant reminder of the enduring power of music to illuminate the darkest corners of the human experience and inspire hope amidst the pandemonium.

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