With his debut album of 2017, First Landing, Moon Boots made a nuanced splash onto a heavily saturated house music scene with his eclectic disco-funk, four-by-four sound. Now, the Brooklyn-born producer plans to release his follow-up LP, Bimini Road this September—returning with a soulful new single “Tied Up.”
A departure from his recent tenure in more lysergic territory with previous EP Keramas / Harpanet, “Tied Up” and its blend of nu-disco and R&B melodies go back to his stylistic roots on First Landing. “Tied Up” features Moon Boots’ friend and fellow Brooklynite club staple, Steven Klavier. With jazzy chords and a groovy bass-line underlining the track, Klavier’s vocals croon in scat-inspired “doos” and “ahs” that resemble those of Nic Hanson’s on First Landing favorite, “Keep the Faith.” Airy and sweet, “Tied Up” is both infectiously fun and exemplary of Moon Boots doing what he does best: keeping the people dancing.
Bimini Road will bring back collaborators from First Landing, accompanied by a seven-piece band on the live tour. All shows will go on sale at 10 am, Friday, July 12 here. Pre-sale is available now.
Bimini Road is out September 6 on Anjunadeep.