Full disclosure: I’m good friends with Simon and Jake Dobson of Desert Moons, and also help them out with promoting their music. No money is exchanged (just sharp pokes of my belly), I simply like their music and (sometimes) them as humans.
So, if you believe that impacts this review - jog on and head over to their Spotify or Apple Music to form your own opinion #transparency
For those of you happy to look past the nepotism, let me introduce you today to NSW Central Coast experimental-electronica pop duo, Desert Moons, who are premiering their dreamy psych-rock infused single, ‘Come Over’.
Opening with bouncing synths that recall the vibe of Childish Gambino’s ‘Redbone’, ‘Come Over’ projects itself swiftly from its funk-laden intro into a deep pit of fuzzed-out synths.
The dynamics wind down again for a fleeting moment, emphasising the striking vocals and harmony arrangements of Jake Dobson:“Will you come over, now that he’s gone? Will you come over, now that she’s gone?” he croons; a playful view of young love at its early stages and, at times, the frustrations of ego that accompany it.
As the song progresses and continues to shift back and forth amongst its contrasting elements, it’s apparent the brothers have not only meticulously bridged the transition between the funk / R&B tinged verses and the thick psychedelic walls of Moog synthesisers – but have also tastefully melded the qualities of them together.
Jake’s hypnotic vocals glide along effortlessly with floating, fluttery synths, aligning in tandem perfectly to add the finishing touches on their strongest works to date.
The band has previously racked up a number of accolades, with props from the likes of KEXP, triple j, Rolling Stone Magazine, blahblahblahscience and various other tastemakers.
‘Come Over’ is out everywhere today, but since you’re here, I’ve made your life easy and included the Soundcloud link in this article.