Following the release of the incredible new EP Angels, Devils & Empty Vessels, we had a chat with exciting UK R&B artist Eli Moon.
Eli Moon is an artist who has been rapidly turning heads and earning fans with his thoughtful and depth-filled brand of R&B. Building steam with 2019 debut EP Bodies and carrying this momentum full force into the darkness of captivating and visceral new release Angels, Devils & Empty Vessels, Eli Moon’s unique blend of style and substance makes for a project that feels packed full of tracks that are both R&B dance-floor fillers and introspective examinations of the human psyche. There is an endless amount of enjoyment to be found within these tracks, and on a multitude of levels that can be as surface level or deep as you like.
In the wake of the release of Eli Moon’s second EP, we had a chat with the emerging artist and found out a little more about the artist and the origins of his sound.
Who TF is Eli Moon?
Right now? An over thinker that spends too much time alone making music, whilst trying to survive in this world just like the next person.
How long have you been making music?
For as long as I can remember. Music has always been in my heart and therefore in my life.
Why do you make music?
For a whole multitude of reasons. I think mainly to express myself. There’s also a huge reward in creating a song that I have spent so long dreaming about; it’s a rush like no other. I also want to connect with and inspire as many people as possible. We live in a world where we all have unlimited potential; but we are not taught how to find it.
What are your biggest influences?
My biggest influences are my life events. They haunt or inspire me until I finally purge them in the creation of a song. I would also have to say Kurt Cobain and Prince.
What would you say has been your best moment so far?
Just taking control of my life and releasing music. I spent years dreaming about being able to do this, and now making it a reality is something I will always be grateful for.
How would you describe your sound to somebody unfamiliar with it?
Ambitious, ever-changing, emotional
What’s your dream “I’ve made it” moment?
When I can disappear into the wild and live in complete peace. Also playing a stadium and have the audience sing my lyrics back to me.
We love your new EP Angels, Devils & Empty Vessels, what was the process like putting it together?
It was more difficult than before. More thought out. Rather than it being a real impulsive expression of emotions, it was made in several different locations over a long period of time. Definitely very rewarding at the end.
In what ways do you think that the work is different or is set apart from its predecessor Bodies?
I would say the creative process was completely different as I stated above. But I would say the biggest difference is the fact that the two projects are based on different time periods of my life. Inevitably this makes the song content different.
And finally, who is your biggest fan right now?
A weird thing to think about. I see people who enjoy my music this early on as friends more than fans. I think I’m the biggest fan of my own music right now, that’s what’s driving it’s development. But there are a few real loyal supporters and they know who they are!
Angels, Devils & Empty Vessels is available now