Tedeschi Trucks Band—the revered, GRAMMY-winning, twelve-piece rock and soul band headed by Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi—have released I Am The Moon: Crescent, the first episode of their epic four-part I Am The Moon album series.
On Tuesday (5/31), the band premiered Crescent and its album-length companion film to over 10,000 fans via their YouTube Channel. Directed by Alix Lambert, the film featured kaleidoscopic visuals and footage of the band’s creative process shot in Pasaquan in Georgia, and offered a unique opportunity to communally experience the music in full alongside members of the band.
Featuring I Am the Moon’s affecting title track and the project’s lone instrumental called, “Pasaquan,” I Am The Moon: Crescent was borne of riffs and ideas developed collectively at the Trucks’ family farm in rural Georgia and their home studio in Jacksonville, FL.
Across its five tracks, I Am the Moon: Crescent traverses life and love through a robust tapestry of blues, funk, country, jazz, and gospel. It is the perfect introduction to the grand saga that Tedeschi Trucks Band have in store over next few months.
The limited-edition, I Am The Moon Deluxe Box Set, including all four albums in the I Am The Moon series on 180g black vinyl, plus additional special items, will be available September 9, 2022.
I Am The Moon: II. Ascension will see its film premiere on June 28 and the album will arrive July 1. I Am The Moon: III. The Fall will get a July 26 premiere for the film and a July 29 release date. I Am The Moon: IV. Farewell will get a film launch of August 23 and fans can expect to hear the album on August 26.
I Am The Moon is inspired by a mythic Persian tale of star-crossed lovers, and emotionally driven by the isolation and disconnection of the pandemic era.Its two hours-plus of new music unfolds as a genre-defying tapestry that takes the band boldly into new creative territory.