THE EFFIGY delves into gothic realms with a dark reimagining of BRUNO MARS’ “Talking To The Moon”. Transforming the track in the style of a symphonic power ballad, THE EFFIGY delivers a beautiful version in their distinctive cinematic sound.
“This is my take on BRUNO MARS’ viral hit “Talking To The Moon”. Despite being in a major key, the original song has always sounded a little unhinged to me. I decided to lean into that vibe and make it less romantic and more ‘deranged ex you ghosted who never quite got over it’. I rearranged the song into a minor key and used heavier and symphonic elements to add some melodrama. If you like the original, I think you’ll appreciate this symphonic make-over – and if the original doesn’t quite do it for you, I got you covered.”
Watch the lyric video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL438HShWoo&t=83s
THE EFFIGY manifests a haunting atmosphere through delicate piano melodies, gentle yet emotive vocal performances and heavy guitars. “Talking To The Moon” dynamically ebbs and flows with moments of theatricality infusing a burst of power into the mix. Gradually building as a whole across the track – stunning orchestration, thundering distortion and Effy’s belted lyrics, see the song intensify to a thrilling height. “Talking To The Moon” follows THE EFFIGY’s 2021 Christmas cover release of MARIAH CAREYS’ “All I Want For Christmas Is You” that also received a shadowy metamorphosis.
About THE EFFIGY:
Influenced by the likes of GARBAGE, JOY DIVISION, EVANESCENCE, and KEANE, and thematically inspired by gothic and folk imagery, along with mythology, THE EFFIGY’s music is a cinematic array of eclectic styles explored through expert composition.
Arrangement, Composition, Production, Vocals – Effy Gold
Mixing, Production, Guitars – Cody Johnstone (VIOLET ORLANDI, VICKY PSARAKIS)
Mastering – Ted Jensen (EVANESCENCE, GREEN DAY, ALICE IN CHAINS)