Brooklyn-based bedroom pop/lo-fi band Beach Fossils have released their new single single “Run to the Moon“ and its accompanying music video.
Pairing dreamy production with concise songwriting, the heartfelt song captures Dustin Payseur’s transition from being terrified by the idea of parenthood to the overwhelming joy of the birth of his daughter.
Lyrically this is my favorite song off the new album Bunny. I told myself I’d never write a song about becoming a dad but here we are! Through my music, I’ve been lucky enough to live a life where I can do whatever I want whenever I want, and the idea of becoming a parent terrified me because I was scared I would lose that freedom. But the second my daughter was born, I was so immensely full of love, it fully changed me and made me a better person.
I still deal with personal and internal struggles despite all of this love, but that’s life, that’s the human experience. One day, my wife and I were at a park and the moon was big in the sky, our daughter grabbed our hands and yelled “Run to the moon!!” and we took off running (I even got a voice memo of it in the song). The combination of these big and small moments make life what it is, it can be hard to express in words alone, so I do it through song.
Of the video he says:
“It’s like a beautiful and candid homage to the friendship and love we have within the band. It really shows how close we are with each other in a way that you don’t usually see with bands. It’s important to me because these guys are my best friends. I directed the video myself and Jack’s brother Luke was the cinematographer and editor. There’s a lot of family in this song. I dedicate it to everybody who made me a better person; my bandmates, my wife, my daughter, my friends, my family, my label, the whole team, and you for listening”.
Beach Fossils 2023 Tour Dates
Wed April 26 – Sydney, AUS @ Oxford Art Factory
Sat April 29 – Moore Park, AUS @ Hordern Pavillion ^
Sun April 30 – Brisbane, AUS @ Riverstage ^
Sat June 24 – Asheville, NC @ Burial Beer’s Forestry Camp*
^ w/ Modest Mouse, Slowdive, and more
* w/ Zola Jesus, Black Marble, and Automatic