Following nearly three years of silence and a battle with anxiety disorder, Moon Bounce returns with his sophomore full-length LP, Skip Intro, a memento of panic-ridden ruminations. Combining soulful melodies, jilted percussion and hyper-controlled synthesis, the album does not shy away from difficult topics, bringing listeners into the darkness as Regensburg unabashedly confronts himself.
Moon Bounce’s signature sound is still intact and more pristine than ever; obtuse rhythms, helium-soaked vocals and larger-than-life production create an immersive environment where lyrics like “please don’t blame me if I ask you to repeat what you just said, I was just imagining what it would be like to be dead” are repeated with a cheery disposition. You might want to laugh or you might want to cry but it’s this deadpan realism that makes Regensburg’s music so relatable and anything but one-dimensional.
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"The restless vocal glitches remain, though its melody is brighter, reflecting the song's slightly breezier subject matter"
"Muted yet alive, "Better Now" constantly feels like it's right on the verge of bursting but is weighed down by its own depth. Crackling effects and laser chirps playfully flit to and fro atop a beating percussion, as Regensburg calmly delivers his heavy-set lyrics"
"Maintains the "mutant-pop" producer, songwriter and vocalist's signature jangly sound and explosive production, it also finds Regensburg diving into more complex territory as he lets listeners into his struggles over the past few years"
The Wild Honey Pie Buzzing Daily: Moon Bounce - Hook
"An orthodox vocal melody to contrast Corey Regensburg's signature pervasive dissonance"
All songs written, recorded, and produced by Corey Regensburg
"Better Now" produced by Rahm & Moon Bounce
"Parties" produced by Hazey Eyes & Moon Bounce
Mastered by Ryan Schwabe
Album design and art direction by Troy Curtis Kreiner
Photography by Bethany Vargas
Hair coloring by Danny Moon
Promo videos by Zach Trebino
Styling by Keyla Marquez
- Malm (3:37)
- Better Now (2:36)
- Time & Place (1:55)
- Hook (2:50)
- Friends In High Places (2:55)
- Marbles (1:35)
- Hundred Million Ways (3:06)
- Peel (2:18)
- What It Will Be Like (2:57)
- Parties (4:03)