NEAL CASAL – ” Everything is Moving ” and ” Green Moon “

Posted: December 4, 2020 in MUSIC
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Listen to Neal Casal’s Final Two Solo Songs, “Everything is Moving” and “Green Moon”

The final solo recordings of Neal Casal, the prolific solo artist and in-demand guitarist who died in August 2019, have been made available. “Everything Is Moving” and “Green Moon” were released Thursday to both pay tribute to Casal and raise funds for the Neal Casal Music Foundation, a non-profit that aims to put musical instruments into the hands of kids and provide mental-health support for artists.

“I am just a shadow on your wall/ One day you won’t think of me at all,” Neal Casal sings on “Everything is Moving” one of his final songs before taking his own life in August 2019.

“Everything is Moving” – and its poignant video – arrive alongside “Green Moon” another new song, which dates back to 2013 but was only recently finished by Casal’s colleagues who took on the mantle of his final recordings after his death. “Working on these songs has been truly cathartic for me as I continue to process the loss of my dear friend,” producer Jeff Hill said via press release. “Neal writes in ‘Everything Is Moving,’ ‘I am just a shadow on the wall, you won’t even think of me at all.’ As much as Neal’s lyrics can be eerily prophetic of the tragedy to come, he was wrong. So many of us will be thinking of Neal for decades to come.” an accompanying music video directed by Ray Foley that compiles archival footage of Casal from various stages of his life. He’s walking city streets, meeting fans, and communing with nature in his favourite location: the surf and sand. 

Listen to “Green Moon” and watch the video for “Everything is Moving”

According to a press release, “In addition to being released on streaming platforms, the two songs will comprise a limited edition 7-inch on February. 26th by the Neal Casal Music Foundation in collaboration with Royal Potato Family who released Casal’s final solo album, “Sweeten the Distance.”

“Green Moon” is a bucolic ballad recorded at Casal’s California studio in 2016. Like “Everything Is Moving,” it too was finished by friends in 2020. “There’s a place for you in time, to be a witness to something so divine,” Casal sings.

In fact, Casal was that witness. Along with being an avid surfer, he documented everyday life as a photographer. Casal, who played with artists from Ryan Adams and Chris Robinson to his own solo band Circles Around the Sun,

The Band: Neal Casal – Vocals & Acoustic Guitar Jon Graboff – Acoustic, Electric & Pedal Steel Guitar Jeff Hill – Bass John Ginty – Piano & Hammond B3 Organ Joe Russo – Drums Jena Kraus – Background Vocals

To learn about the Neal Casal photography book, as seen in the “Everything is Moving” video, click here.

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