Luna May’s newest marries the forward-thinking with the timeless on “Silly Boys”, a stunning new single that’s simultaneously atmospheric and gritty. She has the vocal poise of a seasoned songstress as she strings along each and every word with a sense of importance that lends itself to a natural storytelling ability. The production is a perfect complement as it’s churning and minimalist, providing a broody undercurrent to an authentic meditation from May’s present self to her younger iteration. From top to bottom, it’s a track that warrants getting lost within on repeated listens.
If there’s a message I’d relay to my younger self, it’d probably be a message of acceptance. Don’t get caught up in possibilities or worries and allow myself to be immersed in the beauty of the present moment. My natural state is trip about the future, so much so that I become drawn into a web of falsities conjured up within the confines of my mind. When engaged with repeatedly, anxieties become your perceived reality, but if you don’t engage with them in the first place, there’s no chance for them to plant seeds and grow. I’m still not perfect at heeding this advice, but it’s wisdom that I think my younger self would’ve liked to hear.