‘Darlin’ is the latest single from Los Angeles-via-Nashville husband-and-wife duo Neon Moon. They’ve been covered previously at PopMatters, No Depression, Wide Open Country and more.
When Neon Moon wrote and recorded the song at Nashville’s Forty-One Fifteen studio with producer/bassist Taylor Bray (front-of-house engineer for chart-topping road dogs Dan + Shay), they’d been listening to a lot of Willie’s Roadhouse on SiriusXM, and were trying to tap into the essence of iconic country songs like “Crazy.”
Singer Noelle Bohannon said: “It was also inspired by the scene in Breakfast at Tiffany’s where Audrey Hepburn plays ‘Moon River’ sitting on the fire escape—sweet and nostalgic.”
Noelle’s quivering vocals on the track are packed with genuine longing, and the way she delivers the stark, unadorned poetry of the lyrics is arresting, the melody brushed atop the canvas of a pensive nylon-string guitar that reads almost like a ukulele in some ‘60s exotica tune.
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