Seattle’s MØAA, the brainchild of the enigmatic Jancy Rae, offers a guiding lantern with their latest offering, the hypnotic, plaintive Such A Saint from her latest album Jaywalker (WWNBB Records), a nocturnal wandering through a liminal dimension of solace and gloom.
Such A Saint shines as a guiding light, inviting the listener to venture into the depths of their psyche, confronting and accepting their darkest emotions. In this unique space, MØAA weaves an eerie and beautiful reverie, combining the reflective essence of dream pop with the tenebrous edges of darkwave. Jancy Rae’s soft, otherworldly vocals are enhanced by the rhythmic heartbeat of 909 drum machines, shimmering guitars soaked in reverb, and deep synths designed for somber dancing.
The accompanying music video, a montage of live performance snippets, vibrates with the unfiltered intensity of each moment, creating lasting impressions for the band’s future iterations. The creative vision of Eric Luck and Hyphen, combined with the editing expertise of IM DONE, weaves these moments into a compelling narrative, showcasing the profound impact of music and memory on personal transformation.
Watch the video for ‘Such a Saint” below:
The album title for MØAA’s latest work beckons not to a literal interpretation but to a metaphorical one, inviting us to contemplate the archetype of the Jaywalker in our midst. These are the daredevils, the ones who flirt with fate, their lives a perpetual game of Russian roulette. The Jaywalker’s antics may seem repulsive, deranged, or downright abhorrent to the casual observer. Yet, beneath this exterior lies a deeper truth: a soul in search of connection, yet tragically unable to bridge the gap. Strangely at home in chaos, the Jaywalker perennially returns to a twisted semblance of normalcy, undeterred by any attempts at redirection.
“It’s an album that captures those still night moments that rest on the cusp of danger, the midnight missions when you partner up with a friend to roam the streets,” Rae says. “Flickering fluorescent lights at the gas stations, paraphernalia strewn about the car, moments moving slow and then suddenly changing pace… and the grime. This is where the Jaywalker thrives, in chaos, unpredictability, and in hiding.”
Jaywalker is out now.
Seattle native, Jancy Rae, the force behind MØAA, has already made waves on the European stage since 2021. Notable performances include sharing the limelight with Yves Tumor at Modena’s Arti Vive Festival, 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.
To support the album MØAA will be on tour in Europe throughout February, including stops in Italy, France, Germany and the UK. Tour dates and venues are below: