You should know you’re the one for me
Got to be, I suffered yeah
I don’t mind, I’ll just run behind
Come to me, remember me
In a dimly lit, seedy motel room, strains of a haunting song reveal the shadowy corridors of human emotions. It’s not the rose-tinted passions of youthful romance, but the dark nexus where love and obsession blur. MØAA’s new single “The One” (from the upcoming Jaywalker LP) unravels a tale of dark ardour, where romance can drift perilously from devotion to obsessive desperation.
In a distinct departure from the acoustic bass distortions emblematic of MØAA’s earlier sound, “The One” presents a danceable façade. This rhythmic allure, however, is nuanced by Jancy Rae’s vocals, which oscillate between tormented pouts and soaring crescendos, punctuated by distorted shoegazey guitars in the chorus and second verse.
Amidst a mellow retro synth and boppy arpeggiated bass synth drones, the lyrics spotlight a figure blinded by their desires, dismissive of their beloved’s wishes, consumed by the pursuit of “The One.” As the notes fade, one ponders the fragile line between dedication and self-destruction. This ballad becomes an exploration of human frailty, revealing how love’s purity can be tainted by selfishness, offering a chilling reminder: the line between love and madness is perilously thin.
Complementing the auditory experience is director Eric Luck’s evocative music video, filmed in the verdant landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. From the unsettling ambiance of an aged motel room, to a serene drive through a wooded town…culminating in a tranquil sunset at a dilapidated gas station, the visuals juxtapose melancholy and fleeting moments of joy, encapsulating the song’s bittersweet essence.
Watch the video for ‘The One” below:
Set to drop on October 13th, 2023, through WWNBB Records, MØAA’s full album “Jaywalker” follows her gothic 2021 shoegaze debut, Euphoric Recall. The upcoming record showcases nocturnal dream pop vibes, underpinned by the rhythmic thump of 909 drum machines, shimmering guitars, and MØAA’s signature hushed vocals.
Seattle native, Jancy Buffington, the force behind MØAA, has already made waves on the European stage since 2021. Her notable performances include sharing the limelight with Yves Tumor at Modena’s Arti Vive Festival, captivating audiences at Sicily’s Ypsigrock and Lisbon’s MIL festivals, and spearheading shows across UK, Germany, France, and more. Stateside, she graced SXSW 2022 and undertook two West Coast tours, one in collaboration with LA’s Film School. With Jaywalker, she’s set to tour both US coasts in October 2023 and Europe in Spring 2024.
Jaywalking is out on October 13, 2023.
- 10.07 Pikey Fest – Schio (VI) – IT
- 10.16 Brooklyn, NY – TV Eye NYC *^
- 10.17 Baltimore, MD – The Crown *^
- 10.18 Troy, NY – No Fun *^
- 10.19 Boston, MA – Cantab Underground *^
- 10.20 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall Lounge *^
- 10.21 Anchor City, NJ – Anchor Rock Club *^
- 10.22 Richmond, VA – Fallout ^
- 10.23 Lancaster, PA – Tellus360 *^
- 10.24 Manhattan, NY- Mercury Lounge *^
- 10.28 Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s
- 10.30 Olympia, WA – Cryptatropa Bar
- 11.06 Portland, OR – Kelly’s Olympian
- 11.08 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge +
- 11.09 Los Angeles, CA – Resident
- 11.11 Las Vegas, NV – Scarlet at Artifice
- 11.12 Phoenix, AZ – Linger Longer Lounge
- 11.13 Bisbee, AZ – The Quarry
- 11.16 Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
- 11.19 Eugene, OR – John Henry’s
- * w/ Ceremony East Coast
- ^ w/ Tremours
- + supporting ACTORS
Please support Post-Punk.com! You can do so via: