Katie Ditschun illuminates the darkness with her moody, ethereal new single and video The Moon — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“This song came to me in a sudden rush,” the contemporary jazz-pop singer-songwriter says. “I sat at the piano and was astonished at how quickly it flowed out of me. It was like it had been poured into me.”
The third single from the Ontario artist’s debut album Spare Skirt, the artfully ominous and delicately foreboding track is about secrets, reflecting the anxieties of these inauspicious times. There are three characters in the lyric: The narrator, someone who keeps secrets, and someone who knows everybody’s secrets.
“I’m fascinated when people tell me which character they identify with, and whom they cast in the other roles,” Ditschun explains. “It’s definitely open to interpretation; one friend said they thought it was about the loss of privacy in the digital age, and another said it resonated with her experience growing up closeted in a small town. Given its relatively simple song structure, I realized I needed to stretch it out when it came time to record. The idea of this enchanting extended cello solo as a middle section just struck me as perfect for the song as a whole.”
Cellist Noël Campbell stepped into the moonlight to fill the role. Filmed amongst the marshes in North Glengarry, Ont., the video also features a goat named Johnny Cash. Watch The Moon above, hear more from Katie Ditschun below, and keep up with her via her website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.