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Moontype shared their debut single “Ferry” in late 2020, quickly capturing hearts and becoming a Best of the bands who’s next pick. Earthy and earnest tunes. sometimes hard, sometimes soft, always sincere purveyor of poppy liquid weirdness. makes its home on the porous border between dissonance and quiet beauty. Tuesday, the trio released a final single and music video, “Stuck on You,” ahead of their highly anticipated debut LP Bodies of Water, which arrives today, April 2nd, via Born Yesterday Records. The animated music video for “Stuck on You” was created by artist and DJ Lya Finston. The track is fresh and upbeat, playing on the strengths of the trio with singer Margaret McCarthy’s honest and imaginative lyricism, drummer Emerson Hunton’s complex rhythms, and a closing shredding solo from guitarist Ben Cruz.

The song’s light sound conceals the darker themes of its lyrics, as McCarthy tries to cope with having feelings for a person she shouldn’t. McCarthy elaborated on the song in a statement: “This song is about a crush I had on someone who had hurt my friend and really didn’t deserve that kind of love from me. It took me a long time to finally come to terms with what had been in front of me the whole time, that this person was not worth longing for. Despite the subject, it’s really a jaunty song, and it feels really joyful whenever we play it now.

Moontype is Margaret McCarthy, Emerson Hunton, and Ben Cruz.

From “Bodies of Water” out April 2nd on Born Yesterday Records.

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Chicago trio Moontype have announced their debut album “Bodies of Water”, due out on April 2nd via Born Yesterday Records. They’ve also shared a new track, “About You,” which follows their debut single “Ferry.” “About You” is a snappy, easy going piece of indie-pop tune, and its giddy tempo changes mimic the excitement of being drawn to someone who’s an instant mood-booster. Lead singer/bassist Margaret McCarthy’s vocals are trustworthy and sweet, as she beams about touching memories with a close friend over peppy guitars. “When I wrote ‘About You’ I was sitting in my apartment missing my friend who had gone abroad for the semester and thinking about all the moments that made our friendship so special. The friendship began as a crush but it slowly melted into something more lasting we made a synth together, we wrote songs together and I really just wanted to be around them most of the time!”

McCarthy says. “There was this feeling of being two magnets, pulling towards each other, but the pull doesn’t stay that strong forever and I wanted to remember what it felt like at the start. I’m grateful I wrote it down in that way because now me and my friend fall in and out of touch but every time we play that song I remember how special they are and how important they are to me.

Bandcamp: https://moontype.bandcamp.com/album/b…

Moontype is Ben Cruz, Emerson Hunton, and Margaret McCarthy.

From “Bodies of Water” out April 2nd on Born Yesterday Records.