Thou Shall Be Free out March 2 through Our Golden Friend / Island Records
“There’s a lilting romance and airiness that streams through this tune” – The AU Review
“A great Australian artist that paves the way for a promising 2018 of Australian music” – The Wandering Lamb
As February’s New Moon dawns today, Melbourne’s mystic psychedelic rocker Moonlover is excited to release the video for his latest single ‘Queen of Sheba’. ‘Queen of Sheba’ is the third single from his forthcoming debut album Thou Shall Be Free due out Friday March 2 through Our Golden Friend / Island Records.
Gazing upon the visuals in the video, you come to understand how they are the perfect accompaniment to the track, begging the question: which came first, the video or the song? Journey through the kaleidoscopic world of Moonlover’s inner psyche as the visuals play on the luring bass lines, with each frame emphasising a synth line or overlay. The video for ‘Queen of Sheba’ was filmed by Alifeleti Toki, with animation and editing by Dinh at his own Pink Slime Studios.
Moonlover is the moniker of Melbourne’s Quang Dinh, formerly of Little Red. In tune with his occult pseudonym, Dinh releases all of his music in synergy with the Lunar Calendar. The video for ‘Queen of Sheba’ is released today under the blessings of February’s New Moon, with his debut album Thou Shall Be Free aligning with the Full Moon this coming March.
Thou Shall be Free is the kind of proper record that tells stories through the fantasy of surreal psychedelic songs across to the great reveal of romance. The work is a collection of reinterpreted nuances from the universe, including title track ‘Thou Shall Be Free’ that was gifted to Dinh by the late, great David Bowie, who came to him in a dream. The entirety of the album was recorded, produced and performed by Moonlover in his personal oasis Pink Slime Studios, sharing impressive recording credits with John Lee (Lost Animal, Beaches, Emma Russack) who was on mixing duties, with mastering by Joe Carra (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Courtney Barnett, Eddy Current Suppression Ring).
As well as the completion of his debut album Moonlover had a stellar 2017, signing with Melbourne labelOur Golden Friend / Island Records, which is also home to artists like RVG and Poppongene, touring nationally with Saskwatch on their album tour, and is supporting Angel Olsen in Melbourne next month.