Who would have known that a brilliant music career could be started on MySpace, even in 2010? That’s the story of Willy Moon, a New Zealand artist now based in London.
Shortly after Moon uploaded his first song on the social network, the soon-to-be pop star accepted a deal from Island Records. In 2012, his lead single “Yeah Yeah” was featured on the commercial for Apple’s lineup of new iPod products and he recorded at Jack White’s Third Man studio. Listen to a few songs from his brand new debut “Here’s Willy Moon,” before he opens the Yahoo! On the Road concert in Seattle on May 26.
“Get Up (What You Need)” -- It’s like 1991 all over again with the album opener’s rhythms.
“ Yeah Yeah” -- Moon explodes out of this single-turned-Apple-commercial.
“I Wanna Be Your Man” -- The rhythm and blues influence is quite apparent on this updated take of the traditional genre.
“My Girl” -- Time travel with this number: 1954 via 2013.
“She Loves Me” -- Moon’s mutated pop is full of glitches and it ends in under two minutes.