It’s 2017, The Big Moon have just released Mercury Prize nominated album ‘Love in the 4th Dimension’ and I have just seen them for the 5th time in a year. Now after two years of working on a second album, and Celia and Soph working with their other bands (Gently Tender and Our Girl respectively), my wait has ended and The Big Moon have finally released new music. After a couple of warm up shows and several festival slots we knew the comeback wasn’t far away, but I can’t describe how happy we are to finally have something new to listen to.
Their debut album was full of upbeat and energetic britpop-style guitar rock but new single ‘It’s Easy Then’ is driven mainly by piano, percussion and vocal harmonies. There is a sort of elegance and beauty to it that we haven’t really seen from The Big Moon before. Although they have changed their sound up from their debut, it is in no way less catchy or less of a singalong and we are absolutely loving the new style.
With their second album finished, will The Big Moon produce something worthy of a Mercury Prize nomination again? If the album is as good as this single is then they might have the same fate as Wolf Alice’s second album did and win the Mercury Prize in 2020.