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  • #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
    ever.

    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.

    BLD.

  • #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”
    @legendalie

  • #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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