UK Alt-Pop artist MOLTENO returns with her new single ‘Moonlight’. Writing in her bedroom studio before taking her ideas to be built up with collaborators, the east London based artist blends real with surreal to create her own unique, ethereal soundscapes. An accomplished vocalist, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, MOLTENO has been praised as the “love child of Björk and Bat For Lashes”, acquiring support across national radio, tastemaker press and editorial playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.
Speaking about the single, MOLTENO shares: “After experiencing lucid dreaming, with ‘Moonlight’ I wanted to explore the idea of travelling and connecting through dreams. What if we truly wake up in our dreams and travel by moonlight? It’s the first single from ‘Element 2’ – the second of four EPs that aim to celebrate the elements and the way nature connects us.”
The new single is also set to be accompanied by a Daisy Moseley directed music video. MOLTENO adds: “Inspired by Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Drive’ mixed with Ken Russell’s ‘The Devils’, the video for Moonlight explores the feminine and tarot symbolism of the moon. It follows me on a drive in my 90s Peugeot 205 CJ under the full moon, encountering surreal lucid scenes, eventually arriving at a kitsch moon ceremony.
The cast and crew were mostly made up of friends and family that grew up in the same valley as me which made filming it there extra special. Working with Daisy Moseley on another video was a joy and I love the way we’re visualising my music together, there’s a synergy.”
No Stranger to the live circuit, the solo artist has appeared at the likes of Camp Bestival, Fractalight Festival Of Light, Camden Assembly, The Finsbury and The Victoria to name just a few, as well as live radio performances on Shoreditch FM and Soho Radio.
Having already made a name for herself as one to watch with a whole host of national support, MOLTENO is heading into more new releases with a feverish excitement surrounding her music. The new single ‘Moonlight’ is set to be released July 1st.
Check out the video for ‘Moonlight’ below.