“Moonlit and Devious” is the title track to Allie Crow Buckley’s debut album, and it is best consumed with a glass of wine (a good red), in low light. After all, that was the setting in which the creative spark struck the L.A. singer-songwriter, she told American Songwriter. A haunted-house organ, bewitching vocals and some scratch-the-itch guitars later, you’ve got a soundtrack to some serious long-distance longing.
“This song is a love song,” Buckley says of the tune, written while her partner was away for a few months. “Though sonically it takes on a rather menacing feel, I think that illustrates the duality of a relationship well; there’s a sort of moonlit devoted side, and a mischievous and devious side, this push and pull of independence and devotion.”
The album, co-produced by Jason Boesel and Mike Viola and featuring guitarist Dylan Day and keyboardist Lee Pardini, is out March 12.
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