Half Moon Run have shared their track Fatal Line from the forthcoming album 1969 – a collection of original songs dedicated to the music of the late 60s. 1969 features a stunning line-up of Canadian artists including HMR, Safia Nolin, Ariane Moffatt, Elliot Maginot, Claudia Bouvette, Elisapie among others.
Half Moon Run’s contribution to the project presents a new musical setting for the trio. Folk at its core, the song is led by a dominant string arrangement, that rings in duet with harmonica. The hard-panned “drums-in-the-right-ear” approach is reminiscent of early Bob Dylan and leaves open space for their familiar three-part harmonies. “Late ’60s is an aesthetic that we chase,” says the band about Fatal Line, reflecting on the antique lyric and live-off-the-floor recording.
Inspired and sonically representative of the late 60’s folk movement, 1969 was developed by songwriter and producer Connor Seidel. Artists featured on the album include Half Moon Run, Louis Jean Cormier, Safia Nolin, Les Soeurs Boulay, Matt Holubowski, Ariane Moffatt, Elisapie, Elliot Maginot, Philippe Brault, Claudia Bouvette, Jason Bajada, and Joseph Mihalcean.