Electropop duo Moodbay have released their new single, “Ghost” from their upcoming album, set to be released this year. Listen to the track now below.
“Ghost,” written out of a real-life situation and developed into a mesmeric mystery all of its own, is one of the highlights of Moodbay’s first album, showcasing Anna and Alfie’s writing abilities. The track perfectly captures desperation and passion, in a form that is equally intense and laid-back. The music is soulful and edgy. There is plenty of emotion, but no sentimentality. Moodbay don’t like to stick to the typical ‘sad song’ rules.
Moodbay’s unusual shade of electropop incorporates a range of genres from R&B to Classical – the duo describe their sound as ‘moodpop’. They got together in 2017, after meeting in the corridor of BIMM music school in Manchester.
Before Manchester, Anna moved from her home in Darlington to Paris, where she worked at a magazine house. She spent most her time scribbling down poetry at her office desk and staying out late. While completing her French studies in Oxford, she started to put her words to piano.
Alfie also started out on piano, and it remains his favourite instrument. He is a self-taught musician, who grew up in North Wales, recreating Zelda tunes on a dusty Yamaha keyboard, in between blue WKD’s and listening to Radiohead. He has honed his studio skills in Moodbay and now produces the edgy sounds that drive Anna’s vocals along.