- 24 Aug 21
The upbeat track is the latest from the Irish pop singer-songwriter, who explores the complexities of relationships, life, and perspectives in the song.
Dublin singer-songwriter Fia Moon has shared her brand new single, 'Simple', and it's as stunning as her previous releases.
One of the key members of Irish Women In Harmony, the Hot for 2021 artist spent 2020 crafting beautiful, atmospheric, hyper-relatable pop songs that are flecked with R&B, jazz and soul. Drawing influence from legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, it’s her emotional and deeply personal songwriting that singles her out.
Of 'Simple', Moon said: "I've always been fascinated by the fact that two people can be in the same situation but experience it through a completely different lens because of their mindset. This song really is an exploration of that and wishing I was able switch to a less complicated frame of mind, wishing things would be more simple."
The new single follows up from previous tracks 'Falling For You', 'Let This Go', 'better days' and ‘XX', with the vocalist continuing on her journey towards empowerment and self-acceptance.
She added that she wanted to convey the uncertain feelings of an early relationship, an experience most of us can easily relate to:
"The complicated emotions that arise, when one person may be more invested than the other and challenge my thinking to be more black and white," she explained. "I wanted to turn this frustration into something positive and uplifting. It is also a reminder to not take things too seriously."
Moon co-wrote and produced the track with Bill Maybury, who is based in Cork, and Austin Ward, who is based in LA. Together, the three accomplished the making of the single remotely through Zoom calls. Moon would record vocals at The Clinic Recording Studios in Dublin before sending them over to Ward in the States, who was in Mississippi at the time.
"It's not every day that a song is born via the internet between Dublin and Mississippi," Ward said. "Working on 'Simple' with Fia, with an ocean between us, was a light amongst the darkness. Her melodic instincts and musical mind paired wonderfully with my own musical perspective and production style, resulting in a track both delicate and cathartic."
Earlier this year, Moon was a part of our Music Industry in Ireland feature, where she discussed how COVID has affected her career, and last August she performed for our Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series. The next 12 months are set to be even bigger for the talented act, stay tuned...
Listen to 'Simple' below: