Irish singer/songwriter, Fia Moon returns with six heartfelt anthems exploring the emotional struggles of heartbreak and healing that anyone can groove to. Drawing on influences of R&B, pop, soul and jazz, each song tells a different story, taking you on a journey on building back confidence, self-assuredness, empowerment and acceptance.
Her first single, ‘Better Days’ is set for release on 10th April and was co-written by Fia with established songwriters Rob Harvey (Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne, Tom Walker, Rudimental, The Streets) and Lewis Thompson (Just Kiddin, Joel Corry).
The soul-bearing song touches on loss and insomnia, while also expressing perseverance and determination to never give up. Fia explains, “When we wrote the song, I had only done a handful of sessions and didn’t really know what I was doing. I was struggling to balance a break-up, music stuff, moving house, and a full-time job, which I later quit. So, in a short space of time, my whole life had suddenly been totally uprooted and in a big city like London, you can feel very alone. The lyrics – it’s 5 in the morning’ is just me lying awake at night, questioning myself, unsure whether I was on the right path.”
The verses move the story along with their sombre yet relatable lyrical content (‘All I hear is an echo / Of the doubt I can’t let go.’). This is in stark contrast to the uplifting and positive chorus and its high notes which amplify the feeling of determination to never give up that she subsumes in her battle against that all-too-familiar inner voice of self-doubt.
“When I think of the song, I think of the contrast between light and dark, day and night, and between beauty and pain,” Fia explains in regards to her thought process as the song came together. This isn’t only exemplified through the song’s lyrics, but also in its production, which, while inherently pop, is dark and atmospheric through the verses before slowly climbing to an uplifting, upbeat crescendo as the chorus kicks in.
A natural performer, 2019 saw Fia Moon complete the festival season in Ireland having played Forbidden Fruit, Body & Soul, Indiependence and We’ve Only Just Begun in Whelan’s as well as support slots with popular Irish bands The Coronas, Wild Youth and LAOISE. Her performances on Sofar Sounds London and viral YouTube channel Mahogany have also highlighted her undoubted potential.
Fia Moon’s previous releases have received acclaim from the likes of CLASH, The Irish Times, EARMILK, Nialler9 and The Official Charts as well as picking up support through Spotify playlists such as New Music Friday UK, New Pop Revolution & Fresh Finds. She has also gained radio traction both in the UK and Ireland and was named on RTE 2FM’s Rising’s list 2019 (the equivalent of BBC’s ‘Music Sound Of…’).
With 2020 already seeing Fia Moon selected as ‘One To Watch’ by GoldenPlec in its renowned Plec Picks series, ‘Better Days’ is just the beginning for her in the new decade. 2020 is the year Fia Moon makes her mark on the music industry with her brand of deeply personal and highly relatable pop.