Mickey Moone & Murder tell it like it is in their biker-love anthem Perspective — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“These are stories we can all relate to,” the fiercely independent Barrie singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer says of the song and its surrounding EP, Murder (noun): A gathering of crows. “It’s about broken hearts, and how we heal.”
The rugged release draws inspiration from real-life experiences and emotionally raw let-downs — not to mention the earthy grit and integrity of early roots-Americana — infusing its five tracks with the band’s ride-or-die passion for rock ’n’ roll, and Moone’s unstoppable motivation to live and make art on his own terms.
Having recently received an award for Best Music Video from Mysticon U.S.A. for his single In The Light — a video release he wrote, directed, and edited — Moone took the same approach on on Perspective. Nothing was going to stand in his way to get this project done — not even the law. “My production team, She Died Guerrilla Corps, filmed the project entirely on illegal terms,” he reveals. “No budget, no permits, no helmets, no problem.
“We created this low-down, ’70s-style ‘Bike-spoitation’ romance that unravels with the tenderness borrowed from late ’80s television show The Wonder Years,” he explains of the creative brief. “We wanted audiences to feel the freedom of a solo ride and the intensifying intimacy of a romantic relationship immersed within fast-paced visuals of rolling thunder.”
Moone’s Murder spotlights a flock of multi-talented musicians who help realize his creative vision. With his core partners — bassist Antoine Pacitto and drummer Matt Williams — behind him, he delivers face-peeling punk reminiscent of the tough love you’d receive from a close friend.
“I’ve been going at it a long time on my own and I am very happy to finally have the band behind me that I’ve always wanted, that I’ve always dreamed of,” Moone shares. “I can’t wait to show you more of what we got!”