Singer-songwriter Dekel releases brand new single ‘Cartoon Movie’ taken from her upcoming album ‘Desert Moon’, out 8th September.
‘Cartoon Movie’ is about relationships and friendships. The tendency is to think it is a love song but more than that it is based on a very important foundation called friendship. Blending references to Dekel’s love of animation and anime wrapped in a sweet uplifting indie-folk song.
Throughout the track Dekel leans into many of her inspirations, mixing in the likes of Regina Spektor and Keren Ann with the Latin Jazz of Astrid Gilberto, Zach Condon’s Beirut, and PJ Harvey.
Dekel Says: “I’m a big fan of cartoons/animation and Anime. So big that I’m going to Anime festivals and events, saw everything Studio Ghibli created (and beyond) and took courses in stop motion and counting. It is a brilliant opportunity to create an animation video to this tune as every sentence creates a vivid picture and also it is very close to my world. Now with AI the results and options are crazy and can blow your mind so the only thing that is left is to try it out.”
‘Desert Moon’ is the second record from the Tel-Aviv performer, which sees her collaborate with producer Jonathan Quarmby (Ian Brown, Richard Hawley, Sam Ryder, Lewis Capaldi).
A cultural melting pot, Dekel uses instrumentation such as the accordion and bayan which acknowledge her Russian heritage; there’s the uplift of traditional Israeli music, and there’s the lush, layered empathy indie folk, without sounding too indie.
Forever grounded in nature, to this day, she volunteers to work with savannah animals in the countryside close to Tel-Aviv, a constant inspiration throughout her music.
‘Desert Moon’ is an album that is a uniquely singular vision from quite the melting pot of both genre, and instrumentation.
‘Cartoon Movie’ is the fourth release from the album following on from the title track ‘Desert Moon’, the sleek Latin-influenced ‘Always Summer Somewhere’ and the brilliantly inventive folk-pop track ‘Permanent and One Time Way’.