Similar to the new Editors-song this new tune by The Dig has really captured me. Every time “Moonlight Baby" comes on, I can’t help but skip along. It really makes me happy, even though the lyrics are so sad. Accompanied by a wonderful combination of rhythmic acoustic guitar, a threatening, dark guitar lick and vivacious synthesizers, the song grooves as singer David Baldwin says farewell to his one true love.
The song brings a wonderful combination of catchy melodies, great arrangement and a deeper understanding of the song. It’s like Drew Barrymore says in that cheesy movie “Music and Lyrics” I secretly love: The melody is what catches your attention, it flirts with you and attracts you. But you fall in love with the lyrics, when you get to know the song better and know it’s character. The Dig’s “Moonlight Baby” is exactly the same. Check it out.
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About the curator - Julia Maehner
Julia knows two main passions: Music and writing. From an early age she has been making music after a fashion. When she was 13, she sat herself down and decided: “I will be a music journalist. Because I love music and writing.” After a brief intermezzo in New York City working for the music boutique agency Girlie Action as a digital marketer, she moved back to Germany. This experience helped her build her know-how for her marketing client, the IT company .objective Software. She still writes for several German music magazines and is working on launching her own blog, amps on ears.
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