Premiere: Roses & Revolutions’ Quietly Stunning “Moon Song” Dwells in a Beautiful Moment of Stillness & Stasis

Roses & Revolutions © Jacalyn Meyvis
Roses & Revolutions © Jacalyn Meyvis
Hushed and haunting, beautifully intimate and achingly ethereal, Roses & Revolutions’ “Moon Song” is a quietly stunning moment of stillness and stasis.
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I’m just waiting for you to wake me up and tell me it was all a bad dream…

Life moves fast, whether we like it or not. No matter who we are, what we do, or where we are in the world, our days are packed with thousands of decisions and interactions that take us from the second we wake up, to the minute we fall asleep. Even our resting periods are not a true rest; how many of us use our downtime to check our phones for messages, catch up on the news, scroll through social media, read up on something, or play some kind of game? Hushed and haunting, beautifully intimate and achingly ethereal, Roses & Revolutions’ new single dwells in a true moment of stillness and stasis. Smoldering and stirring, “Moon Song” is an invitation to turn off the outside and exist unconditionally in the present; a reminder that life won’t slow down, so it’s up to us to soak in the meaningful spaces, the special places, and the people who matter most to us.

Keep A Little Light On - Roses & Revolutions
Keep A Little Light On – Roses & Revolutions
I’m just waiting…
I’m just waiting for you to wake me up
and tell me it was all a bad dream
And I’m just saving…
I’m just saving any ounce of hope
I have that you’ll come back for me
We can go into the dark
in the middle of the night
where no one knows our story
We can get lost in the trees,
in the middle of the pines
and never have to worry

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Moon Song,” the final single off Roses & Revolutions’ new EP Keep A Little Light On, out this Friday, September 23, 2022 via Nettwerk Music Group. Arriving on the heels of this year’s singles “Worry,” “Brightside of Me,” “Something Real,” and “Here with You,” “Moon Song” is truly breathtaking: A simultaneously expansive and deeply insular expression of both inner and outer connection that finds the Rochester, NY-based duo enveloping listeners’ ears, and in turn our very souls, in waves of atmospheric indie pop wonder.

Comprised of Alyssa Coco and Matt Merritt, Roses & Revolutions have established themselves over the past six years as a harbingers of intense emotion and perspective conveyed through undeniably immersive, catchy songs. In premiering the pair’s 2020 single “I Don’t Have Feelings Anymore,” Atwood Magazine‘s Kelly McCafferty Dorogy praised Roses & Revolutions for capturing “something so raw and so real, but so difficult to talk about, because truthfully it is difficult to put into words.”

Roses & Revolutions © Jacalyn Meyvis
Roses & Revolutions © Jacalyn Meyvis

“Moon Song” once again resurrects a visceral universal human experience for which words alone so often fail us.

Roses & Revolutions’ latest offering conveys a striking sense of presence and connection, tinged with the bittersweet nostalgia of knowing you’re living through a moment you know take with you; a temporary space of serenity and tranquility that will only last a little while. As Alyssa Coco sings so poignantly and powerfully in the song’s chorus,

It’s you me and the moon,
just you me and the moon tonight
Just you me and the moon
Just you me and the moon tonight

The magnitude of this experience is not lost to Coco and Merritt, who utilize their instruments and production to craft a cinematic, spacious soundscape; one that embraces minimalism, where the sonic atmosphere itself plays a larger-than-life role in setting the song’s tone.

“‘Moon Song’ is a song that came about last summer, as the warm nights were turning cool and you could smell fall in the air, very much like it is right now in New York,” Coco tells Atwood Magazine. “We had a fire going and the sky was crystal clear. It made you feel at peace. So we went into our studio upstairs and recorded it most of the night. I remember closing my eyes and listening to the demo at two in the morning. It was exactly what I hoped it would be.”

“The song almost wrote itself and we just wanted a very atmospheric, celestial vibe that you could really feel through your body when you put headphones in,” she adds. “‘Moon Song’ is kind of like a sequel [or ‘spiritual successor’] to our song, ‘The Pines.'”

Roses & Revolutions © Jacalyn Meyvis
Roses & Revolutions © Jacalyn Meyvis
We’ve been trying
We’ve been trying to cover up all the lies that we’ve ever told
And it gets heavy
It gets heavy every time we start to reel it in, we lose control
We can go into the dark in the middle of the night
where no one knows our story

We can get lost in the trees,
in the middle of the pines and never have to worry

“Moon Song” is quietly stunning.

Roses & Revolutions’ new single may run for only two and a half minutes, but those two and a half minutes leave a heavy, lasting mark on the mind and heart. Similar to the music of bands like Daughter, Oh Wonder, and The xx, “Moon Song” dazzles through subtlety and space: Both the musical space within the song itself, and the contemplative, existential space Roses & Revolutions create for listeners to step out of our busy days and simply be. You can call it an escape, an indulgence, or a pause, but what this music really provides is a true moment of stillness and stasis that, however brief or fleeting, reconnects us with ourselves and the bittersweet beauty of our ephemeral existence.

Roses & Revolutions’ Keep A Little Light On EP is set to release September 23, 2022 via Nettwerk.

It’s you, me and the moon
It’s you, me and the moon tonight
It’s you, me and the moon
It’s you, me and the moon tonight
We could go back soon
But it’s you, me and the moon tonight

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