Reviewed by: Carlos Esqueda
Imagine if Michael Buble, John Legend, and James Bay gave birth to a child. Can’t picture it? Well let Joon Moon help you out with that. The indie-pop writer’s story began back in 2014 in Montmartre, Paris, in the studio of Julien Decoret where Phoebe Killdeer gave way to the creation of his first lyric sheets. Moon’s aim soon became to create more music after touring with Nouvelle Vague, Florent Marchet and others, by starting his own project Call Me. The day has come when we are able to get a little taste at the much anticipated album said to be capable of breaking boundaries between genres, an EP that has combined the vocal ingenuities of some of the best male singers currently on the charts.
The EP contains two songs along with a radio edit and remix of the single “Call Me”. Joon Moon’s haunting voice is combined with a pop and soulful melody in both songs. It becomes inevitable to compare his voice to that of many male vocalist, but soon into each song you’ll find that Joon Moon has just stepped in with a sound completely of his own, so effortlessly blending and recreating the vocals of notable artists. With a pop, jazz and indie blend, “Call Me” has alone broken barriers between genres helping create a sound entirely of Moon’s own.
In his second single, “I Might Be Wrong”, we once again become reminded of the classic melodies of many popular songs, yet we can’t help but be left to classify this as something completely of its own because of how well these sounds mold the songs we hear. The song leaves a combined two minutes, both at the beginning and end, for instrumentals to let the mystic and emotive tones in the song sink.“I Might Be Wrong” has got to be my favorite song thus far.
Joon Moon is soon to make his mark in the music scene especially as the growing interest in indie-pop continues to rise. I am sure that his vocals and musical ingenuity will make for something special in this highly anticipated album. He is making it hard to define his music as one or the other, and in doing so has opened the lyrics and harmonies of each song to a larger number of listeners.