9. 'Back to You'
12. 'Same Old Thing'
The opening track, the anthemic lead single 'Bridges' (“Let’s burn the bridges down. Light ‘em up. Don’t turn it around. No escape through the ashes now”) is a wondrous showcasing for what is to come here, with every track as powerful, as cultured, as skillfully crafted as the next.
The romantically lush ebb and flow of their second single 'Souvenir' is followed by both the ethereal lo-fi vibe of the ballad 'Long Gone' and the melodic ballad 'Lost In Translation.'
One of the stand out tracks here is the strong 'The Last Time' (featuring the richly-voiced icon Michael McDonald) and that's backed by the reaching mid-tempo groove ballad 'Say What You Will.'
Another lo-fi balled is up next in the form of the countryfied 'Flowers' and that's followed by the strongly guitar-led 'Marietta' and then the free flowing beauty of 'Back To You.'
This quite breathtakingly fresh new album then brings us the, for my money, best track on the album, the atmospheric Americana-folk of the title track, 'Moonlight.'
The acoustic guitar vocal of 'Amanda' (which serves as a tender letter from husband to wife) is a welcomed delight and then the album rounds out with the hauntingly breathtaking 'Same Old Thing.'
“You can listen to a record and walk away feeling like your spirit is nourished,” Amanda has said. “That’s what I want. I hope it marks a time for you and your family, where you can associate these songs with those special moments.”
To celebrate the arrival of the album, Johnnyswim have announced an extensive tour for 2019 that kicks off May 3rd in St Louis and wraps on June 14th in Los Angeles.
May 3 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
May 4 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
May 7 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
May 8 Knoxville, TN Tennesse Theatre
May 10 Nashville, TN The Ryman
May 11 Atlanta, GA Coca-Cola Roxy
May 13 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
May 14 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
May 15 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre
May 17 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
May 18 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall
May 20 Boston, MA House of Blues
May 21 New York, NY Webster Hall
May 22 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
May 24 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
May 25 Chicago, IL Rivera Theatre
May 28 Austin, TX Emo’s
May 29 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
May 30 Oklahoma City, OK Jones Assembly
June 1 Dallas, TX Bomb Factory
June 4 Denver, CO Ogden
June 5 Salt Lake City, UT The Union
June 7 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO
June 8 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
June 10 San Francisco, CA The Masonic
June 12 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s
June 13 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
June 14 Los Angeles, CA The Theatre At Ace Theatre
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