The Southern Gothic - Burnin' Moonlight EP

 

For years, The Southern Gothic has released music that explored the space between alternative rock, country and folk, whilst building a following based on their stellar live show and the distinctive growl of frontman/songwriter, Connor Christian. On the band’s newest EP, Burnin’ Moonlight, Christian has found some new ground to cover, and in doing so, a new place to explore – the studio.  

 

“In the past, the songs have grown up on the road, and when we got to the studio, they were fully formed pieces, forged from hundreds of performances.  (…) I went in with an iPhone worktape, and got to sit down with some really talented people and experiment, which was a new and really exciting experience for me in music making.”

 

Burnin’ Moonlight takes fans on a six-song journey through the life cycle of a relationship. We feel those first electric moments (Past Midnight) and falling in love (Up On Your Love), through those feelings of seeming invincibility (Classic) and finally the bitter end (Villain).

 

Up On Your Love has some classic country twang, whilst Villain boasts a more electronic, almost futuristic soundscape to bid farewell to a relationship. Ain’t Gonna Lie has contemporary country-rock vibes akin to Luke Combs, and Classic is a rousing ballad with string swells and rich steel guitar. Gravity sits somewhere between the two: tender and heartfelt but larger than life.

 

Burnin’ Moonlight features production by Grammy winner Jonathan Roye (Kelsea Ballerini), and Grammy nominee Keith Hetrick (Got7, Charlie Wilson). 

 

BURNIN’ MOONLIGHT is available to stream and download from 4th December. Follow The Southern Gothic on Facebook, Instagram or on their website.