Bob Moses are back with a live performance video of their track “Hanging On.” Filmed in Hollywood, “Hanging On” is the fourth single released from the GRAMMY Award-winning duo’s new album The Silence in Between, out now via Astralwerks/Domino Recordings Co.
“Hanging On” reflects the album’s duality of darkness and light, abounding in luminous melodies and effervescent rhythms even as Bob Moses (comprised of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance) speak to a certain weariness at the world around them (e.g., “If everybody’s ruthless, I don’t know where we go”). “When there’s so much negativity and uncertainty you’ve got to find a way to push through, because otherwise everything crumbles into nihilism,” says Vallance. “That song came from asking ourselves, ‘Who do we put our faith in now?’, and then realizing that we had faith in each other and in our band. That’s what helped us to hang on.”
Last week Bob Moses released their inaugural Spotify Singles recordings which include a re-work of their original song “Back to You” as well as a cover of INXS’ “Need You Tonight.”
Recorded in Los Angeles, Side A is a slower, stripped-down take on the unabashedly poppy original “Back to You.” The new recording highlights Bob Moses’ ability to express feelings of longing and melancholy in a light, danceable track. Side B is a cover of INXS’ hit “Need You Tonight,” which brings an electronic flare to the classic funk-rock song.
Bob Moses’ first full-length since signing to Astralwerks in a unique global partnership with Domino Recording Co., The Silence in Between is the latest body of work in a dynamic catalog that also includes their acclaimed debut album Days Gone By — a 2015 release featuring such standouts as “Tearing Me Up,” a Top 15 US Alternative radio hit nominated for two GRAMMY Awards, with a remix from RAC winning in the category of Best Remix Recording (Non-Classical).