MOON AND ARIES Soar Through Sonic Highways with ‘Traffic’
Written by Staff on 4 September 2023
In the ever-evolving landscape of electro-pop, few acts manage to stand out quite like MOON AND ARIES. Comprising German composer and producer Tom Aries, and the Canadian writer and singer Jordana Moon, this dynamic duo has been captivating listeners with their distinct blend of musical influences. Their latest single, “Traffic,” not only continues their genre-defying journey but also showcases their undeniable talent and vision. MOON AND ARIES’ musical universe is an amalgamation of retro and futuristic elements, weaving together Electro Pop, Cinematic Synth Pop, Trip-Hop, RnB, Soul, and more. Their mission transcends mere sonic exploration; they aim to elevate your senses and invite you into a world that’s sensual, uplifting, and spiritually charged. Jordana Moon and Tom Aries share an innate desire to raise the vibrations and usher in a higher version of reality through their music, a lofty goal that’s met with artistic finesse.
Having made their debut in 2022 with the release of their concept album “THE ARRIVAL,” featuring nine thoughtfully crafted tracks, MOON AND ARIES swiftly captured the attention of music enthusiasts with their entrancing compositions. Following this impressive debut, they graced the summer of 2022 with the release of the five-song EP “PARADISE,” further establishing their presence in the electro-pop landscape.
In 2023, they presented their latest opus, “BREAK THE MATRIX,” a nine-song concept album that delves even deeper into their sonic universe. And as a tantalizing teaser, they’ve now dropped their newest single, “Traffic,” leaving us eager for what’s to come with their upcoming album “RESOLUTIONS & REVOLUTIONS” set for release in 2024.
“Traffic” is yet another gem in their ever-expanding repertoire. The song, in many ways, mirrors the complexities of life itself. When Jordana Moon, Tom Aries, and the saxophone virtuoso “jokomagic” embarked on this musical journey through the bustling highways of sound, they were acutely aware of the various forms of “Traffic” – literally and metaphorically – that besiege us all. The traffic in our thoughts, the traffic obstructing our desires, and the traffic that often stands between us and the people we hold dear – these are the universal themes we can all relate to.
So, how does one navigate through the myriad forms of “Traffic” that life throws our way? MOON AND ARIES propose two distinct choices: you can either succumb to the chaos, slam on your brakes, and retreat to the safety of your comfort zone, or you can seize control, firmly grip the wheel of life, and move forward. Instead of shouting at fellow travelers or succumbing to road rage, you can choose to roll down your window, don your shades, and acknowledge that we’re all in this together. It’s an invitation to enjoy the ride, no matter how congested the route may seem.
Sonically, “Traffic” is a masterstroke of musical fusion, and the most organic sounding recording the duo have completed. It envelops the listener in a cocoon of kinetic drums, resonating basslines, and warm keys, courtesy of the multi-talented Tom Aries. The addition of soul-stirring saxophone motifs by “jokomagic” adds a layer of depth and emotion that elevates the track to another level. While Jordana Moon’s sultry vocal intonations strive to truly steal the show. Her voice weaves effortlessly through the music, teasing the senses and drawing the listener deeper into the narrative of the song.
As the lyrics of “Traffic” unfold, we are invited into a narrative that mirrors our own experiences. The song paints a vivid picture of escape and liberation, as city lights fade into the distance and the soul is allowed to navigate freely. It’s a journey of self-discovery, a reminder that even in the midst of life’s traffic jams, we have the power to keep moving forward and find our way out.
“Traffic” is not just a song; it’s a mantra for resilience and a testament to MOON AND ARIES’ ability to craft music that resonates with the human experience. Their fusion of musical genres, thought-provoking lyrics, and emotionally charged vocals make “Traffic” an enthralling and uplifting addition to their repertoire.
In a world filled with noise and chaos, MOON AND ARIES offer a musical oasis that beckons us to keep on moving, keep on grooving, and find our way out of life’s traffic. With each note and each lyric, they remind us that the journey is just as important as the destination, and that there’s beauty to be found even in the most congested of moments. We eagerly anticipate their upcoming album, “RESOLUTIONS & REVOLUTIONS,” as MOON AND ARIES continue to chart a course through enchanting musical territories.
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