Today we’d like to introduce you to Harper and the Moths.
Please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Vocalist Harper Lines and his “Moths” (who just so happen to have an affinity for staying up late), began work on the album after Lines went through the downward spiral of a serious relationship ending. When things got ugly, the fallout became his inspiration, and his outlet was music. The first single “Your Love” was written to provide closure to anyone who is at the end of a relationship, struggling to see their inner light.
“I wanted to create a pop song that addresses the audience when they feel like they aren’t enough or don’t have the strength to make a difficult but necessary decision,” says Lines.
“Your Love” was released on June 4th with an impressive 360-degree music video. Taken in two separate takes, Harper and the Moths and several friends & dancers, transport the viewer through a fully-immersive, changing party scene. The viewer can follow whichever character they like through the whole thing and watch again for special Easter eggs.
Harper and the Moths have released three EP’s and a number of singles. Songs like “Walking Through Fire,” “Lose My Touch,” and a cover of Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me,” continue to be Arizona radio, Spotify playlist, and Soundcloud favorites.
On Dark Enough To Dance, the band recruited the talents of recording engineer, Jeremy Parker (Evanescence, Godsmack), and producer duo ESCQ (Cutcraft Music Group). What came together in various sessions over another six months has resulted in a great soundtrack to dance away any future heartaches.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
Honestly, we’re just looking for a connection. We try to create intelligent, sexy music in hopes that either the rhythm, melodies, vocal performance, or lyrics will create a connection between us and the audience. Our goal as creators is to make something new out of our familiar influences that the audience can instantly understand and relate to on a personal level, either through an emotional or physical reaction.
Artists rarely, if ever pursue art for the money. Nonetheless, we all have bills and responsibilities, and many aspiring artists are discouraged from pursuing art due to financial reasons. Any advice or thoughts you’d like to share with prospective artists?
Keep your day job. Balance your work/social/artist life as much as you possibly can and devote time every day to working on your craft. Set goals and make a realistic milestone that you can actually hit in your career as an artist and don’t sweat the small stuff. There are always ways to create/perform if you don’t have the financial resources, and even when you have the funds to make things happen artistically, you’re sacrificing things in your personal life to reach those artistic goals – check yourself and have a healthy balance.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
You can follow us through social media and listen to our music or watch our videos on all the video and streaming services. We’ve got three EP’s and our new record ‘Dark Enough to Dance’ drops everywhere on 6/28. We enjoy performing live, and if you haven’t given yourself the opportunity to yet, please come see us at our release show on 7/5 @ Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix.
- Website: https://linktr.ee/harperandthemoths
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harperandthemoths/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harperandthemoths
- Other: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-iBX0M_x0o
Press Photo – Jim Louvau