Ahead of the official release of their sophomore album ‘Please Rewind’ on 6th November (US) / 20th November (ROW), Moonchild’s digital single “The Truth” drops on 9th October on Tru Thoughts. Performing their new album, Moonchild will support The Internet (Odd Future’s Syd tha Kyd & Matt Martians) on their US/Canada tour this fall.
Brand new to the eclectic Indie’s roster, Tru Thoughts are excited to welcome Moonchild, a dreamy neo-soul / jazz-trio from Los Angeles, CA. In a whirlwind three years Moonchild have self-released two albums, and collaborated or toured with highly-respected names in the soul-jazz crowd including Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, India.Arie, Leela James and more. Attracting international tastemaker support from the likes of Gilles Peterson (BBC 6 Music), WHUR-DC, KCRW and LA 102.3, the band have also found themselves being praised by a host of iconic artists including Robert Glasper, Laura Mvula, James Poyser, Jazzy Jeff, Jose James and Tyler, The Creator and The Internet. Having signed to Tru Thoughts, they are set to gain a wider audience still via an official release for their album ‘Please Rewind’ on the UK label this year.
Amber Navran (vocals, tenor saxophone), Max Bryk (alto saxophone, flute, clarinet, keyboards) and Andris Mattson (trumpet/flugelhorn, keyboards) met in 2012 in their junior year at the University of Southern California in the Jazz Studies programme. Inspired by the respected hip-hop and progressive electronic music scene in L.A, the group’s sound continues to blossom as they create music influenced by the likes of J Dilla, Flying Lotus and D’Angelo - all of whom have been prevalent in broadening the groups musical horizons over the years, leading up to the production of their 2015 release - ‘Please Rewind’.
released October 9, 2015
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