We first crossed paths with Finn Kidd in the early days of Joyzine during the the first decade of this millennium, first as the original drummer in Klaxons and then of New Cross indie trio Hatcham Social. Since then he’s played with Tim Burgess, formed Beds In Parks with The History of Apple Pie’s Joanna Curwood, and this year unveiled Black Hole, the second release from his solo project Blue Moon, recorded at Amy Studt’s Sleepwalker Studios and released in April via Crocodile Laboratories London.
Today, we’re delighted to bring you the first chance to see the video for Blue Moon’s new single ‘Faith’, which soundtracks a fear of lonliness, rejection and failure with jittery, jangly guitar, anxious synths and spluttering beats behind a repeated refrain of “Won’t you please hold my hand?”
Speaking of the track, Finn said, “Faith is one of my personal favourites from the record. I had a lot of fun playing with arpeggio synths and getting the drum sound just right. It is also one of the most personal and open. Lyrically I was expressing the profound weight of the love I felt for the person I was with, and that we felt for each other, and how much it scared me that I would fuck it up, and end up destroying everything. It felt too good to be real I guess. The line “We believe that we can make it if we hold hands” became a kind of mantra that I repeated to myself. Writing lyrics and drawing in this kind of diaristic manner has always been my way of working through problems and coping mentally, and informs my passion for storytelling as an innate human need.“
Article by Paul Maps
Photo by Robert Lowe