For You The Moon - Talk
8Overall Score
For You The Moon - Talk8

For You The Moon, Talk
Slam Dunk Records

Leeds newcomers and Bittersweet Flavours of 2021 favourites For You The Moon have a tough job – if your debut single is as strong as Lost Without It, following it up is always going to be a challenge. But, of course, when you’ve got the magic touch that makes a banger like Lost Without It, it’s a fair bet that anything you make is going to be as instantly classic, abuzz with nostalgia and energy. Brand new single Talk definitely meets the bar that For You The Moon set themselves.

For You The Moon’s already-characteristic combination of melancholy nostalgia and huge, anthemic energy is powerful in Talk. The opening riff is reminiscent of moody indie legends The Temper Trap’s Sweet Disposition, but the pace and crash of guitar riffs plants Talk firmly in mosh-pit territory. The choruses effortlessly blend out of the reflectiveness of the verses, practically erupting into the ultimate shout-along tune propelled along by soaring guitars.

The epic builds that ebb and flow all the way through talk have us gagging to see For You The Moon live. It’s almost as exciting when the guitars drop back as it is when they explode again, such is the magnetic pull of the cool, confessional vocals. Especially as a Slam Dunk Records signing, For You The Moon are easy to picture churning out Talk from the Key Club stage to a raucous crowd singing along. We hope it happens soon!

Talk is out now.