Brooklyn-based alt-rocker Moon Walker has released his gritty new single, “The Price of Life Itself“, the latest single from The Attack Of Mirrors, due out October 21, 2022. The upcoming album is available for pre-order now HERE, with a limited run on vinyl available for pre-order HERE.
“The Price of Life Itself” sheds light on the institutional failures and the racial injustices that plague all facets of American society. Moon Walker says the track is lyrically one of his proudest moments, written in the midst of Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, upon seeing a militarized police response to an entirely peaceful protest with his own eyes. Moon Walker explains, “It was a moment where I really realized how much my sense of safety, freedom and protection was a facade. Our country’s institutions are all so deeply broken and flawed, that not only do none of them actually accomplish what they set out to, they likely have the opposite effect. The entire ethos of the song can be summarized in one of the final lyrics: “We can stay above the water, while still lending a hand to those who sink.” That is the price of life itself.”
On the latest video, Moon Walker reunites with director Madison McConnell, who directed the previously released surreal, The Shining-inspired “I’m Afraid I’ll Go To Heaven” video. McConnell adds, “I wanted the video to feel like you were descending further into the rabbit hole along with Harry, slowly losing your sense of reality. I also wanted the cool tones of the room to juxtapose the warm tones of the outfit.”
The video brings the track to life, and Moon Walker is thrilled with the result. “I love how this video has an “Alice In Wonderland” feel to it. The location was incredible and the video really puts it on display. I think the video is a great accompaniment to the song.”