Chicago folk-rockers, Minor Moon, lead listeners on a rich, sensory exploration with their latest single “Sacrificial Animal.” What originally began as a dream-pop curation from singer/songwriter, Sam Cantor, has lead to precision in indie-folk due to Michael Downing, Colin Drozdoff and Nathan Bojko. The piano driven track jumps from the visionary example of being slaughtered to appease a greater force, to the underlying root of belief and self-worth.
Composed from a poetic stance, “Maybe I feel betrayed by the holy and the profane,” Cantor’s whimsical tone glides from each line and the eccentric variants of sound the track embodies. Moments of psych seem to bleed with a sunshine pop demeanor and ease a listener to the realm of tranquility. Aided by lush guitar chords and a folk core, the track’s production is full and rich with textured melodies. In spite of the rather raw imagery used, the playful spirit of the track seems to hinder an optimism of not being the prey or predator, but simply breaking free and becoming something more. Stay tuned for the band’s forthcoming album that is on the brink of release.
Cover photo: Paul Moody
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