Half Moon Run – ‘She Wants to Know’
Summary: Melancholic, well-crafted indie-rock.

Montreal indie-rockers Half Moon Run may already be a familiar prospect for gamers, with their single ‘Full Circle’ featuring on the trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. However, there’s more to them than thirty seconds of television air time. There’s something unsettling about new single ‘She Wants to Know’, building as it does from a single, percussive piano to a scuzzy, howling crescendo on the chorus. The band subtly manipulate the rhythm and timing of the song, creating a sense of disorientation, as Devon Portielje’s wavering, plaintive voice rises above it all, full of misery and confusion. “My girl would never say what I need to hear to make it all ok”. Sweetness and light it isn’t, but when despair sounds this impressive, that’s not really a complaint.

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Adrienne Law

Soundcheck's Content Editor. Music Lover, box set addict and compulsive reader.