Tenille Arts - “Motel On The Moon”

Tenille Arts - “Motel On The Moon”

This song was a wonderful late surprise in 2022. It strikes this balance between mainstream catchy and spacey ambiance that I haven’t really heard since Aqualung’s Memory Man record. Tenille’s voice skips all over her register effortlessly in the chorus, adding to the drifty, weightless vibe. Lyrically I found this one to be smart and evocative (cheers to writers Arts, Dave Thomson, and Patricia Conroy)… it somehow makes the moon sound somehow homey and inviting while being isolated and dusty. It’s a sonic landscape I can just get lost in on repeat… you can put your headphones on, close your eyes, and be transported to a fantastical version of space that Jules Verne could have written. It almost makes you forget for a second that this is still a song about trying to escape a the fallout of a failed relationship. As someone who did a similar thing in real life this really struck a chord with me (I only made it as far as Tennessee). This is a song that gets better with every listen, and I suspect it will be in rotation for many years to come for all of those nights when my melancholy needs a slightly optimistic outlook.

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