Amelia Moore and jxdn's "FUMD" Is the New Soundtrack to Our Waking Dreams
After teasing their iconic team-up on social media earlier this year, Ameilia Moore and jxdn have finally released their highly anticipated single "FUMD." Produced by Moore's frequent collaborator Pink Slip, the track is equal parts daydream and nightmare, oscillating between iridescent, airy vocals and atmospherics soundscapes and gritty, raging vocals punctuated by aggressive instrumentation.
"FUMD" opens softly with the gentleness of a lullaby, signaled by sounds resembling a music box that would lull you to sleep. Peacefully and ethereal, Moore lures us in with a melancholy tale of a time when sleep came easily to her. She sings of a time before meeting the person who consumed her every thought and dream, slowly but surely driving her insane. Then, it becomes a nightmare, with the duo quickly exploding into a cathartic anthem for anyone who's ever found their slumber ruined by recurring dreams of a former flame.
The cryptic and cool music video, directed and produced by Skylar Steinberg, is reminiscent of a dark thriller, greeting viewers with serene clips from the beach. Moore and jxdn unleash their verses with an unapologetic, punk rock enthusiasm catapulting us through a sleepless night, moving swiftly to scenes of the rising pop star in a dingy motel room bed. The retro VHS effect gives it a hauntingly raw vibe that captivates you while flashing lights and quick, fuzzy transitions keep us hypnotized until the end.
Moore is set to support Lolo Zouaï on the North American leg of her spring tour. The run starts April 11 in San Francisco at Bimbos 365 and includes shows at NYC's Irving Plaza and the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. On May 19, Moore will be releasing teaching a robot to love…in other ways, a limited signed and numbered vinyl release that includes the songs from the deluxe edition of Moore's debut EP.
Watch the "FUMD" video below: