After releasing the first part of their double album ‘Crescent Sun’, strongly adored indie-pop group, Jinja Safari, have now followed through with the other half in Part Two: Crescent Moon – the darker installment of the series and the final music to ever be released by the band.
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The record features recently revealed taster track ‘So Much’ and eight brand new songs that were self-recorded and produced by both front men Pepa Knight and Marcus Azon at their home studios on the NSW Central Coast and in Hobart, Tasmania respectively.
Vocalist / guitarist Marcus Azon explains the theme behind Crescent Moon:
“We never planned on Jinja Safari being a band, but once it all happened and the momentum grew, we never expected that it could be over so quickly. There were a handful of contributing factors that were out of our control and sometimes you've just got to know when to admit that the old dog has had its time in the sun.
For me personally, Crescent Moon is the sort of album I've been wanting to make with Jinja for years. I think all of the boys would share this sentiment. I am more proud of the songs in this collection, than I have been of any previous Jinja release. I feel like it's probably more honest lyrically and melodically than our debut album.
Having complete autonomy to write and produce in the same way we worked in the beginning, made it a far simpler and more enjoyable process.
There is so much that I want to say, knowing that this will be our final press release, but the main thought I want to convey is the gratitude I have towards the fans and the slicks from the music industry that helped facilitate this 6yr trip. Could not think of a better way to spend the bulk of my 20s.
We would like to say thank you to Blake, Leon and Matt (our original managers), Josh, Mike and everyone else at Island/Universal, Artist Voice, APRA, Sounds Australia, Our sound guys Oscar, Clint, Jimmy, Karl and Brendan. Wonderlick, Rare Finds and also to the team at triple j who supported us.”
As both founding members met, wrote and recorded a lot of the twenty-one tracks from their final records at Crescent Head, they felt it was only fitting to name the album after the small beachside town.
Crescent Sun (Part One) and Crescent Moon (Part Two) are now available to purchase from iTunes, stream on Spotify and available from all other good digital retailers.
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