Summer Moon, the supergroup of the Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture, have unveiled their new single “STAR_CHILD“, alongside an accompanying video.
The track is the lead single of their brand new EP ‘Casino Days‘, out today, August 25 through The Arts Elektra Collective. Grab it here.
“Casino Days,” is a five-song freeze-frame of what the band were up to right before the pandemic hit. Even though the title was chosen prior, Casino Days still resonates with recent events.
“In casinos there are no clocks, no windows, while cameras are inconspicuously trained on your every move. Wild aspirations of grotesque success hang heavy in the smoke-filled air. Fortunes change at the drop of the dice. This dizzying, heliocentric zeitgeist describes what we’ve come to accept as modern life now. But there is also wisdom in lunacy. The Shadows, like a musical rest, often hold a felt, yet hidden energy. ‘The Moon is always full, we’re just blinded by the Sun,’” says Fraiture.
Commenting on the track, he added: “STAR_CHILD is loosely based on the star people, alien-human subjects slowly remembering their origins. Liam Lynch, in his post-apocalyptic video, pointedly summarizes the spirit of the song. Following a catastrophic event brought on by the fall out of an AI/human experiment named Project Starchild, our two subjects awaken in a post-Anthropocene era, as they slowly become conscious of their predicament on an abandoned vessel floating through space. Having to adapt to their new surroundings, they question what is real, what is a distant memory and embrace what lies ahead.”
Watch the Liam Lynch-directed post-apocalyptic video below.
Summer Moon also features Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction, Camila Grey of Uh Huh Her and Noah Harmon of The Airborne Toxic Event.
Casino Days EP Tracklist:
Photo credit: Josh Giroux