Too Much to Ask

Released: 19 Jul 2019

Label: Tru Thoughts

“Too Much to Ask” marks the return of LA-based trio Moonchild with their most thoughtfully crafted and complete album yet. ‘Little Ghost’ (out 6th September) sees multi-instrumentalists Amber Navran, Max Bryk, and Andris Mattson channel boundless sonic energy as they explore some of the most personal aspects of what it is to be in love and to believe in who you are.

“Too Much to Ask” beautifully illustrates the emotional honesty behind ‘Little Ghost’. “Lyrically, it’s about realising the person you love doesn’t love you like you love them”, Navran explains. “We all want to be loved the way we love, right? Sometimes you reach a point of: is it too much to ask to be in a relationship with a person that feels balanced, that feels like both people are in it, in love to the same extent, not one sided, doesn’t leave one person wondering if they’re doing all the work or getting the love they deserve?”. As her voice shines softly over Noname-inspired production from Mattson, interwoven with an electric piano patch, a charming dash of guitar and a touch of ukulele, a sound is created as pure as the question asked.

With a unique style of soul and new-school jazz that has cemented their spot in today’s music scene, Moonchild continue to intertwine lyrical concepts with expansive glistening melodies, harmonies and irresistible interludes. Taking its name from the most emotional of celestial bodies (in the eyes of the band), ‘Little Ghost’ follows the widely-praised ‘Voyager’ [2017], ‘Please Rewind’ [2015] and ‘Be Free’ [2012]