Canadian electronic duo Bob Moses take us into epic adventure with their third studio album ‘The Silence In Between’ via Domino Recording Company/Astralwerks.
In celebration of The Silence in Between’s arrival, Bob Moses have shared a new single and video called ‘Hanging On’, a heavy-hearted but wildly life-affirming anthem.
The album, with its moody collision of house music and emotionally potent pop, the album emerged from a period of immense upheaval in the lives of Vancouver-bred musicians/producers Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance.
“Making this album was a way for us to process what we’d been going through and figure out how to move forward,” says Howie. “We lost a good friend during the pandemic, I had my first child, Jimmy’s parents went through a divorce, and there were so many other world-shaking things happening around us. We were dealing with a lot of fear and uncertainty, and music became like our life raft. It allowed us to really focus in on the purity and the magic of our working relationship, to get back to trusting our instincts and just be as honest as possible.”
The fourth single released from The Silence in Between, ‘Hanging On’ perfectly reflects the album’s duality of darkness and light, abounding in luminous melodies and effervescent rhythms even as Bob Moses 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.”
On the music video for ‘Hangin On’ as the starkly lit visual unfolds, the ground around the stage begins to crumble away. In a profoundly moving metaphor for carrying on in troubled times, the chaos ultimately brings everyone closer together as they fight to lift each other up.
Prior to the release of The Silence in Between, Bob Moses shared three hypnotic singles from the album: ‘Time And Time Again’ (a November single accompanied by a spellbinding video); ‘Love Brand New’(a January release that cracked the Top 15 on the US Alternative radio chart), and ‘Never Ending’(a February track praised by the likes of Clash, who hailed it as “indicative of the pair’s creative passions, blending ethereal electronics with the subtle use of club tropes”).
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).