The Big Moon are extremely enthused to share a brand new single and video. “Take A Piece” is streaming now and lifted from the band’s forthcoming second album, out 10th January through Fiction Records. A new headline tour is also announced for February/March 2020.
Vocalist Juliette Jackson on Take A Piece:
“I initially wrote this song for someone else, speculatively, but for a pop star. I’d already written an album’s worth of songs but a lot of them felt similar to our first album and I wanted to try something different.
“I’d just watched a documentary about this pop star and seen how insane their life was and their intense relationship with their fans, and was blown away by how much of themselves they’d had to give up to have the life they had. So that’s where the lyrics came from really. It was a bit of a turning point in the writing process… like sometimes you have to pretend to be someone else to change things up and say things in ways you didn’t know you could. This mega pop star’s life was literally nothing like mine but I could really identify with the vulnerability of being a performer and standing on stage every night and feeling the eyes of an audience, which can feel either grounding and unifying or – occasionally – scary and isolating, and something any performer can identify with, whether they’re playing arenas or the windmill.
“It also has a lot to do with how it felt to write this second album. Trying to get out of your head, figuring out which voices to listen to and which to ignore, and ultimately wanting to pour yourself into the thing you’re creating and make something honest and meaningful that might connect with someone else and mean something to them as well.
“At first, we weren’t really sure if this could be a big moon song, we were on unfamiliar ground… but the idea just stuck around. And we kept going back to it, and the more we played with it the more we fell in love with it, and now it couldn’t be more ours. And you know what, it’s exciting that as musicians we can do whatever the hell we want! And when we finally recorded it we were like gahhh what have we made? Is this a big moon song? Can we be this self-indulgent? BUT WHY THE HELL NOT?
“Look we made a pop song!”
The Big Moon will hit the road in support of Bombay Bicycle Club in January and February 2020. Full details are listed below, with any remaining tickets on sale now. A new headline tour kicks off in Bristol on the 27th February, and concludes in Antwerp on the 14th March. Tickets will go on general sale from 10am Friday 22nd November.
THE BIG MOON LIVE
20th January – Cambridge Corn Exchange (w/ Bombay Bicycle Club)
21st January – Bournemouth O2 Academy (w/ Bombay Bicycle Club)
23rd January – Leicester De Montford Hall (w/ Bombay Bicycle Club)
24th January – Cardiff University (w/ Bombay Bicycle Club)
25th January – Leeds O2 Academy (w/ Bombay Bicycle Club)
27th January – Newcastle O2 Academy (w/ Bombay Bicycle Club)
28th January – Glasgow Barrowland (w/ Bombay Bicycle Club)
29th January – Glasgow Barrowland (w/ Bombay Bicycle Club)
31st January – Birmingham O2 Academy 1 (w/ Bombay Bicycle Club)
1st February – Brighton Centre (w/ Bombay Bicycle Club)
3rd February – Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse (w/ Bombay Bicycle Club)
4th February – Sheffield O2 Academy (w/ Bombay Bicycle Club)
6th February – Norwich The LCR, UEA (w/ Bombay Bicycle Club)
7th February – London Alexandra Palace(w/ Bombay Bicycle Club)
10th February – Dublin Vicar Street (w/ Bombay Bicycle Club)
11th February – Dublin Vicar Street (w/ Bombay Bicycle Club)
12th February – Belfast Ulster Hall (w/ Bombay Bicycle Club)
NEW HEADLINE TOUR
27th February – Bristol The Fleece
28th February – Liverpool O2 Academy 2
29th February – Edinburgh Summerhall Arts Centre
2nd March – Nottingham Contemporary
3rd March – Oxford O2 Academy 2
23rd May – Warrington, Neighbourhood Weekender