Album Review

The Big Moon - Here Is Everything

For a band who’ve always been about big, fuzzy feelings, it makes sense that the biggest feelings of all should suit them so well.

The Big Moon - Here Is Everything
Perhaps the most impressive thing about The Big Moon’s third is that, despite its specific subject matter (from the record’s truly iconic cover image of an achingly-pregnant Jules Jackson to the band’s recent interview chat, ‘Here Is Everything’ is very much an album plucked from the maelstrom of new motherhood), you could revel in its wares even if you’d never seen a baby in your life. Listen closely and you can hear the specifics - the positive pregnancy test in rapturous opener ‘2 Lines’; the sleep deprivation of the tenacious, weary ‘High and Low’. But really the main takeaway is emotion: magical, unbridled love on ‘Wide Eyes’; knotty worry on the excellent brooding twang of ‘Suckerpunch’; euphoric relief on ‘Trouble’. Musically, where the band’s debut was a joyful slice of indie innocence and 2020’s ‘Walking Like We Do’ seemed to audibly be attempting to mature perhaps at the expense of some of their original sparkle, ‘Here Is Everything’ lands in the sweet spot; it’s creatively ambitious, pushing the quartet into new ground, but it does so with a renewed sense of fun - whether in the warped backing vocals of ‘Magic’ or the windswept pop sensibilities of ‘Daydreaming’. For a band who’ve always been about big, fuzzy feelings, it makes sense that the biggest feelings of all should suit them so well.

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