Cate Le Bon has been riding something of a high ever since the release of her 2019 album, Reward. Its tantalizing mixture of art pop and psychedelia attracted droves of new fans, and now she’s set to deliver even further on that promise.
Having just announced her latest album, the gloriously titled Pompeii, for early 2022, she’s now shared the project’s new single, along with its video.
Le Bon says “Moderation” is “a nod to the daily dilemma of trying to curb inherited and novel habits, when you want to eat the moon, and an essay written by the architect Lina Bo Bardi in 1958 that continues to kick hard.”
“Moderation” is driven by a propulsive musical backdrop, at once melodious and insistent, gentle yet firm. Her vocals seem to float over the mixture, ethereal and omnipresent. It’s a grand display of confidence and an exciting glimpse of what’s to come.