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Jeremiah Tall Delivers Raucous New Song 'Moonlight' Ahead of 'Where the Lore Began': Premiere

by Carolyn Menyes   Oct 6, 2015 15:00 PM EDT

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As October rolls on, it's nearly time to break out the creepy, crawly parts of your personality and dance in the "Moonlight." Fitting for this time of year, folk singer Jeremiah Tall has the perfect soundtrack for doing just that. Ahead of the release of his new album Where the Lore Began, the Bucks County, Pennsylvania, native is debuting his new song, and we have the premiere right here.

"Moonlight" is a new track off Tall's latest effort and shows a brooding, dark side to an otherwise peaceful time of day.

The track takes an inherent beat and stomping quality that is in the majority of Tall's music and amplifies it to 11, and if reminds you of dancing around a campfire at night as the end of the world looms near, then Tall has accomplished his goal.

"I think I was kind of in a little bit of a dark funk, watching a lot of stuff from apocalypse kind of feeling very kind of was based of that kind of concept of things running wild at night. The idea of people getting together whether it being for good or bad someone's going to be left out," Tall said, when describing the inspiration behind the track.

"Moonlight" derives from Tall's one-man band concept by being one of three songs on Where the Lore Began that features a full band. But the process of developing a dark song with a pack of musicians didn't come easily for Tall.

"It was actually the first song of mine that I brought to other people and was like this is an idea I have and we finished it as a group," he said. "It just didn't feel like it was going anywhere to me and then when I brought it in front of a couple of other people and we added an organ to it and a standup bass it kind of just felt right and kept progressing and finished itself I would say. It was not something I really felt that I had control over."

The result is a punchy, romp of a song that packs layers of instrumentation and music in every single second. It's a wild, two-minute ride that takes the idea of a one-man band to the next level.

Jeremiah Tall's new album When the Lore Began will be released on Oct. 23.

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