- July 2, 2015 at 2:05 pm #1711
Welcome back, fellow Half Moon Kids. Sorry it’s been a while. I’m back in
Arizona visiting my parents and decompressing from a very exciting and
equally exhausting (we’re rusty at traveling!) tour. It felt so good to be
back on stage after being away for so long. I feel like we’re playing very
well as a band and I’m so grateful to have my voice back and better than
For those of you who made it out to a show, did you enjoy our new song
“Wasted”? Very proud of this one, and it was such a thrill to play live. I
think the most rewarding thing as a songwriter is to see that fans eagerly
found videos of the song on YouTube, learned all the lyrics, and came out
to a show so they could scream the lyrics back to us….before the song
has even been released. I met a girl in San Antonio who already had the
lyrics tattooed on her body. Surreal. That passion and dedication is what
Half Moon Kids is really all about.
What I love about taking a break to go on tour in the middle of writing an
album is you get to take a step back and really get in touch with how the
new songs make you feel. I would sit in the back of the van on long drives
and listen to them repeatedly. It’s easy to get in the habit of writing a
new idea every day and forgetting to take a step back and listen to the
songs from the start of the process. It’s also great to go on stage and
play a bunch of old material you guys already know and love in order to
understand what’s worked in the past and why. The difference between the
way a song is reacted to live vs. the way it is listened to on a recording
is a really interesting concept to me. I’m excited to find a marriage
between the two on this album.
Anyway, I hope you have a great 4th of July weekend. Wear sunscreen!
Expect some new music from us soon. I came to Arizona to see some family
and relax, but over the past two days I ended up cranking out two of my
favorite songs in a long time. It’s funny where inspiration comes from,
but I’m certainly the happiest I have ever been. I’m gonna turn my phone
off for a few days and see if I can write a few more.
- July 5, 2015 at 9:40 am #1741
I had the greatest luck and support in the world to get the chance to see y’all in both Pitysburgh, PA (about 400 miles from my hometown), and then again in San Antonio, TX (my favorite state and 1,650 miles from home). The pleasure I had in seeing you guys live again made me feel more alive than ever. And to have you talk to me on stage about the Wasted tattoo was just an amazing and fun experience.
This tour made me realize I need to achieve my dreams and follow a whole US headlining tour of y’all’s. So I’ll see you soon on the road!
– Alie, “The Buffalo Girl”
- This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by Alexandra Nuccio.
- July 6, 2015 at 1:45 pm #1746
Wasted makes me cry like a baby. As soon as someone took a live video, I had it on repeat. I’ve listened to it so much. It’s something I needed so badly at this point in my life.
I remember a couple of years ago I wrote a letter, I believe it was to Josh, and said that I felt like my childhood and adolescence were wasted due to my illness. Then when Wasted came out, it was like you were talking to me with the line “youth wasn’t wasted on us”. That sounds corny as all hell but I don’t care.
Thank you for this song. Thank you for an unforgettable night in NYC. I hope to see you soon.
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