Serene and hypnotic, “Everything Is Alright” is the latest from Icelandic/Russian psych-pop group Pale Moon. A caressing vocal presence rides blissfully alongside twinkling synths and doses of guitar, comprising an aesthetic success from this effort, the third song on EP Dust of Days, Pale Moon’s debut release. The track has a variety of quality moments. Specifically, 01:29 marks a shift in vocal melody, dramatically yearning in tone. It’s a beautifully subtle shift that works seamlessly, and helps bring the listener into the expansive second half, where synth tones approach orchestral-like elegance. “Everything Is Alright” is one of three tracks from this EP, which shows Pale Moon as a very promising act.
Band member Árni Guðjónsson — who wrote the track — has the following to say about “Everything Is Alright”: “Planet does not need to be saved, planet will be fine without humanity. In a song men made the earth uninhabitable so rockets embarks on an voyage to seek future for mankind. Life was here long before us and it will still be here after we are gone. We are not as important to the lifecycle as we think. The waves will still go on and the sky and the clouds will still do their part.”
“Everything Is Alright” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2019’ Spotify playlist.