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Jack Johnson releases ‘Meet The Moonlight’

“Meet The Moonlight” presents a quietly hypnotic number

Multi-platinum recording artist Jack Johnson has released a second song and title track to his upcoming June 24th release, Meet The Moonlight, alongside a beautiful new video directed by acclaimed filmmaker Morgan Maassen. Stream “Meet The Moonlight” here 
 
The album’s centrepiece, “Meet The Moonlight” presents a quietly hypnotic number that producer Blake Mills refers to as “one of the most spiritually interesting things I’ve ever worked on.” With its sweetly languid rhythms, mantra-like vocal delivery, and otherworldly guitar work, “Meet The Moonlight” serves as a lovely respite from the outside world as Johnson shares another gentle reminder for living well. The track’s spacious arrangement leaves a lot of room for the mystical. 

Adding to the track’s inspiration, “Whenever I walk outside at night and look up at the stars, it’s always a way to be present instead of worrying about the future or dwelling on the past,” said Johnson. Mills adds, “There’s a chord in the song that wasn’t part of the initial composition; it happened by mistake when we were first playing it. In the end we kept it, because what that chord suggested was all the mystery. To me it represents the whole process of us finding a common ground and working together to keep all those little idiosyncrasies tucked into the mix.”
 
Meet The Moonlight, Johnson’s eighth studio album and first full-length release in five years was produced by Blake Mills (acclaimed multi-instrumentalist/producer known for his work with acts like Alabama Shakes, Perfume Genius, and Jim James), Meet The Moonlight marks a major artistic milestone for Johnson, whose decades-spanning career has included multiple awards and two Grammy nominations, over 25 million album units sold worldwide, and countless sold-out tours (during which he’s emerged as a leading force in greening the global touring industry). In a departure from his past work, most of the album took shape from one-on-one collaboration with Mills (whose contributions included everything from fretless guitar to Moog synth to steel drums), an intimate and highly experimental process that involved embedding Johnson’s elegantly stripped-back arrangements with enchanting sonic details. The album’s lead single, “One Step Ahead” is out now and has moved quickly up the Adult Album Alternative radio charts. The album will be supported by a 35 date tour across North America including two  newly announced shows in Hawaii.