UK quartet New Luna breaks down the orthodox gender notions that exist in being openly vulnerable in their new single “Prunus.” It’s an anthem that blends the edgy rawness of post punk and ethereal air of dream pop seamlessly. Embedded within the chest-swelling ambience, frontman Tommy Deedigan’s vocals drip with honesty as he navigates through the challenges and incentives of being more open. Stream below:
On the single, Deedigan shared:
“I think sometimes people find it difficult to hear men being openly vulnerable, like it’s almost the opposite of what’s expected of them in lad culture or just in friendships and relationships at times. In some ways I just wanted to be openly vulnerable and make those people feel uncomfortable to challenge that stigma. There’s also this very real relationship between mental health and art that I guess this song addresses on a more personal level – about this fear that if you fix those issues, then maybe you wouldn’t be able to write anymore.”
“Prunus” is available on all platforms.