Having played our Hello 2021 shows way back in January of this year, London’s moa moa are back with their latest alt-pop gem ‘Coltan Candy’, released via Speedy Wunderground today!
“Lyrically, the tune is darker and more direct than our other stuff’ says the band’s James Ratcliffe, “even if it’s offset by everything else going on in the music. The main hook of the song is the lyric ‘Coltan Candy’ which refers to a mineral that has been mined unethically for decades in Africa for the production of electronic circuits in the West. I’m making some pretty OTT comments about corruption, technology, and the failures of institutions in the West, but also asking some questions about our own involvement and inability to do anything about it.”
“It was scary and exciting in equal measures going into it,” the band add of the recording process, “but Dan and Lex create such a safe, encouraging creative space, and from that, we somehow came out with a moa track we’re all happy with.”
Out on limited 7” on 10th September, have a listen below.
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