- Words Notion Staff
Cujo Moon's latest single invites the listener into a world of tranquility.
The alter ego of Cujo Moon is Trevor Willmott, who has been making his name on the Nashville music scene as part of various bands including The Wild Jays and Dream the Electric Sleep. After that time spent working in a team, he’s ready to strike out solo and create his own tunes.
Cujo Moon’s latest EP, ‘Horizons’, is a work of intricately constructed tranquility that takes inspiration from iconic storytellers such as Nick Drake and Bruce Springsteen, but infused with Wilmott’s very specific point of view.
The EP’s opener, “Moonlight”, provides a peaceful starting point for the four-song collection – inspired by retro sounds and a timeless aesthetic which he has chosen to embody in a lyric video which includes clips from a classic 1928 educational film.
On the EP, Cujo Moon says, “I’ve always been drawn to very stripped down and lo-fi records like ‘Pink Moon’ by Nick Drake, ‘Nebraska’ by Bruce Springsteen, ‘The Creek Drank the Cradle’ by Iron & Wine, ‘For Emma Forever Ago’ by Bon Iver, and countless others. So for this EP, I tried my hand at a more raw and organic recording process using more acoustic instruments, tape machines, and analog gear. It’s a little rougher around the edges but I think these songs needed that imperfection in order to remain honest. They are songs about life, love, and growing older. The EP title ‘Horizons’ represents how we often look to the past and future for answers but just like a 35mm photo, the distance can make it look or ‘feel’ fuzzy and uncertain.
Pre-order the ‘Horizons’ EP here.