Billy Moon is what this creative singer/songwriter from Hamilton, ON calls himself. It’s the name he gave himself when he felt like he was literally the only person on the planet. Billy Moon was the constant companion when he felt like he could not figure out for the life of him why he didn’t fit in anywhere. About his first years at university he says:
“The whole time I was convinced that I was too negative, that I wasn’t fun enough, that I needed to lighten up and that I had to fit in. Fuck, I felt like I was 7 years old again except this time I was going to do it right.”
Billy Moon’s EP, That Which You Can’t Throw Away, came out this past April and recently he released the music video for the EP’s closing track, “Roads.” The video is simple but totally absurd. He sits in a speedo, covered in a bath robe outside an RV while strange cartoons play. Somehow it works. It works flawlessly with the track. “Roads” opens with a drum machine and a growling 90s gararge rock guitar riff. His simple vocals and clever lyrics perfectly describe Billy Moon himself. The track blossoms into a true catchy-ass pop-garage track at the chorus.
He says this about the music video for “Roads”:
“My new video for ‘Roads’ can be summed up as if Ryan Lochte went to Burning Man but no one wanted to hang out with him.”
He clearly has a sense of humor and it’s fantastic.
You can catch Billy Moon touring with Walrus starting next week and can find his EP on Bancamp.