13 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their third album, the L.A. trio Moonchild mine their hazy surroundings to craft a hypnotically cosmic neo-soul record laced with summery vibes. Amber Navran’s ethereal vocals sit dreamily atop Max Bryk and Andris Mattson’s chill strings, analog synths, and psychedelic chimes, while sampled birdsong and waterfall field recordings stud the horizon. “Cure” has a jazzy, Zero 7–esque groove—all breezy melodies and breathy vocals—while “6am” riffs on Erykah Badu–style funk, replete with deep, pulsing bass and caramel-smooth refrains.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their third album, the L.A. trio Moonchild mine their hazy surroundings to craft a hypnotically cosmic neo-soul record laced with summery vibes. Amber Navran’s ethereal vocals sit dreamily atop Max Bryk and Andris Mattson’s chill strings, analog synths, and psychedelic chimes, while sampled birdsong and waterfall field recordings stud the horizon. “Cure” has a jazzy, Zero 7–esque groove—all breezy melodies and breathy vocals—while “6am” riffs on Erykah Badu–style funk, replete with deep, pulsing bass and caramel-smooth refrains.

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4:06
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3:39
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1:24
3:19
2:56
3:57
5:12
4:22
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About Moonchild

Alternative R&B trio Moonchild are known for their spaced-out, Soulquarians-inspired grooves and the wispy, at-ease vocals of Amber Navran. The band's lineup consists of Navran (also a clarinetist and saxophonist) with fellow multi-instrumentalists Max Bryk (keyboards, saxophone, clarinet) and Andris Mattson (keyboards, trumpet, flügelhorn). The Los Angeles-based trio met at the University of Southern California and debuted the year of their formation with the self-released Be Free (2012). Moonchild subsequently joined the roster of the independent U.K. label Tru Thoughts, where they continued to refine their sound with Please Rewind (2015) and Voyager (2017), the latter of which added harp and other stringed instrumentation to their blissed-out compositions. They've opened for the likes of Stevie Wonder and Georgia Anne Muldrow and, true to their genre-crossing appeal, have been featured together on recordings headlined by Detroit musician Brandon Williams ("Leave Love Be") and hip-hop producer Tall Black Guy ("I Will Never Know"). Their output has been sampled, as heard on Mac Miller's "Two Matches." Outside Moonchild, Navran, Bryk, and Mattson have worked as both solo artists and collaborators. ~ Andy Kellman

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