All Our Exes Live In Texas member Georgia Mooney has announced her debut solo album, ‘Full Of Moon’, along with the release of a new single called ‘Break It Off’.
In a press release, the singer-songwriter (who sings and plays mandolin in the aforementioned folk group) said her latest solo effort is about “being powerless to someone’s charms.”
She explained: “When a relationship is terribly bad for you, but the crush is overwhelming. When you don’t get enough in return, there’s a desperation that the person will have a miraculous epiphany and realize they’re actually madly in love. There is an inability to let go of that hope, to the extent that the only option is to be ruthlessly dumped!”
‘Break It Off’ arrives alongside a video directed by Jason Winston, based on a concept Mooney devised in collaboration with Eora/Sydney-based aerobics group Retrosweat. She described it as what would happen “if Pat Benatar made an instructional training video”, and features a visual homage to Benedict Cumberbatch.
“It’s no secret that I have a bit of a celebrity crush on Benedict Cumberbatch,” Mooney said of the shoot. “I don’t suffer from celebrity worship syndrome in general, nor do I ever get starstruck, I can’t explain the spell cast upon me when I first clapped eyes and ears on Cumberbatch. Perhaps something to do with the rather lovely, smart- sonorous accent and the period costume…
“When I wrote the lyrics, “You’re not a patch on Benedict Cumberbatch,” I gave myself the rest of the day off.”
Watch the video below:
‘Break It Off’ is the third single released from ‘Full Of Moon’ which follows ‘War romance’ back in February and ‘I’m in no hurry’ in March. The album itself will be released on August 25th via Nettwerk – see the cover art and tracklist below, and find pre-orders for the record here.
1. ‘War romance’
2. ‘I’m not in a hurry’
3. ‘Break it off’
4. ‘Consider it a gift’
5. “What a hassle”
6. ‘Some of Us’
7. ‘Winter Island’
8. ‘Nothing is forever’
9. ‘What shall I do’
10. ‘Calm Down’
Mooney made ‘Full Of Moon’ remotely with co-producer Noah Georgeson, working with Rob Moose on strings, Sam Dixon on bass, Ben Edgar on guitars, Evan Mannell on drums and Marcus Hamblett on synths, guitars and horns.
Mooney said of the process: “There was something magical about doing it remotely, it felt like Christmas morning every time I woke up to an email with a new part. I think the space allowed us to be more creative. We sent each other little musical postcards from all over the world, and it was deeply meaningful to connect through music in those days.
“Most of the musicians who played on the record, including Noah, I’ve never met, but we share a special bond now.”