Hailing from WA’s South West, Veruca Moon emerges with debut single, ‘Four Seasons’, which reflects her influence and personal aesthetic to ultimately represent their “modern spin on a classic sound”.
The singer-songwriter draws influence from a range of different artists, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Angel Olsen, Angie McMahon and Cigarettes After Sex. The range of genres from which these artists stem could very well attest to the unique sound that the musician has crafted and brought herself into the scene with.
‘Four Seasons’ stands as a testament to Veruca Moon’s creative and technical ability, as composition and recording was all done in house by the artist. The process of writing this song was cathartic for the songwriter, and they go on to explain; “[This was] a necessary process to make sense of my polarised thoughts. The reference to the seasons is an analogy for my consistently inconsistent mood changes and how that affects my experience of everything and everyone around me.”
The song stands strong for a debut - the lyrics are smooth and brooding, highlighted by their vocals only backed up by a melancholic acoustic guitar to start. The lyrics, “I don’t wanna be like you”, stand out and emphasise the importance of being true to yourself. Once the build comes to a peak, it feels almost like a sad resolution as you continue listening along to the words.
To celebrate the release of the debut single ‘Four Seasons’, there will be a single release party at The Aardvark on February 19 alongside Cecilia Brandonlini. If you find yourself down south before then, make sure to check out Veruca Moon playing at the Prince of Wales in Bunbury on February 10th.
Listen to ‘Four Seasons’ down below!