Starting off with an upbeat sound, this song jumps right in with an energy that will have any listener instantly hooked. The vocals are positive, but hold an ominous undertone. The energy continues to grow as the song progresses, especially at the chorus, before slowing down to emphasize the lines “under the cold light of the moon.” This song tells a story of difficult journeys and finding yourself. When paired with the beautifully animated music video, this message becomes even clearer. A young girl escapes a dark prison, only to be chased by shadow creatures before she is able to find the strength in herself and the forces around her. The emotion is deep and boldly shown throughout the song.
From a Sydney garage to Abbey Road Studios in London, Australian dream rock band, Crystal Cities, have come a long way in just over 2 years. Recently, the band has completed their debut album, Under the Cold Light of the Moon, and inked a record and publishing deal with global music company Audio Network. Audio Network is part of eOne’s group of Music and Live companies. Through this partnership the band was allowed the opportunity to record at the prestigious Abbey Road Studios, capturing the sounds of a string orchestra made up of London’s finest musicians. Guitarist and vocalist, Geoff Rana, says:
“The song ‘Under the Cold Light of the Moon’ was inspired by the plight of young North Korean girl Park Yeon-mi who escaped North Korea in search of freedom. After watching her speech, I penned the lyrics, interpreting her story.”
Crystal Cities are:
Geoff Rana – Vocals / Guitar
Jared King – Bass / Vocals
Daniel Conte – Drums / Percussion