There is something inexplicable about space and the universe that makes us want to be a part of it. All of the trips to the moon, the research journals, the anti-gravity simulators… Of course, we also have movies, novels, and songs that cater to the imagination, letting us get a feel of what it might be like to encounter an extraterrestrial or live in a fully functioning community on a far-away planet. There is still so much to learn about space, but it continues to be an inspiration, giving artists like Cade Hoppe plenty to work with when creating excellent new music such as his latest single “Moon.”
With the help of Harper James (Eighty Ninety, James Bay), Rob Moose (Sufjan Stevens, Phoebe Bridgers), and Dr. Blum (Twenty One Pilots, Mike Posner), Cade gives us his “most confident and expansive single yet.” The cosmic references and metaphors throughout “Moon” take us on an intergalactic journey, complete with mellow percussion, scattered pings and riffs, and understated guitar and piano. All the while, Cade tries to make peace with where he is in life and where he wants to be, singing, “So far / From home and becoming / A star / I’m caught up in the middle / Feeling like the moon a little.” He also observes, “If I’m not moving at the speed of light / You’ll say I’m just another satellite / But you’re missing every flicker / I’ve been reflecting something bigger.” You can travel along with him below.
About “Moon,” Cade shares,
“‘Moon’ is a song about being caught somewhere between where I’ve always been and where I’m trying to go. To me, there’s nothing lonelier than the moon – out of Earth’s atmosphere but still in its orbit.”
You can listen to “Moon” on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.