American alternative R&B band Moonchild are back with new album “Starfruit” and new song “Get By” featuring Tank and The Bangas
On the track, dreamy keys wrap around handclaps as evocative guitar locks into a call-and-response with the vocals. GRAMMY® Award-nominated Louisiana phenomenon Tank and The Bangas bring a simmering global groove as Moonchild counter with ethereal harmonies and intergalactic delivery, fusing two signature styles on one free-flowing anthem.
Additionally setting the stage for Starfruit are singles “Too Good” and “You Got One” feat. Alex Isley.
The band has revealed an extensive tour with plans to kick off the North American leg at The Vogel in Red Bank, NJ on March 29, crisscrossing the country, before concluding at The Independent in San Francisco, CA on May 13.
Alongside the extensive list of featured artists on ‘Starfruit,’ the release sees Moonchildexperimenting with new synths and sounds. While still rooted in their trademark tones, these textures and sound palettes elevate Starfruit to new and impressive Moonchild musical territory. “Max has this arpeggiator synth patch that makes me so happy, Amber incorporated this cool octave pedal patch on her vocals, and I made a keyboard patch I’m obsessed with,” Andris remarks.
Of the collaborations lead vocalist Amber Navran said: “All too often Black women don’t get the recognition and credit they deserve for their incredible talent and contributions to the music industry, and in every industry, scene and space. Each one of these women has been a huge inspiration to us and we were so honored to get the opportunity to make music with them.”
The album also saw press accolades from Paste Magazine, Vinyl Factory, Soul Bounce, HYPEBEAST, Cool Hunting, Complex, and from NPR, with Moonchild’s Tiny Desk Session logging 4 million views.
Moonchild have collaborated and toured with highly respected names from across music including Kamasi Washington, Stevie Wonder, The Internet, Jill Scott, have been compared to the likes of Tom Misch and Jordan Rakei and built up a host of iconic supporters from Robert Glasper (who has collaborated with Amber on his own projects) and Laura Mvula to James Poyser, Jazzy Jeff, 9th Wonder and Tyler, The Creator.