Those unfamiliar with Swedish rockers John Moose might at first be confused or perturbed when Ia Öberg’s voice comes in, being as it is decidedly female and doesn’t at all sound like a John. This is because the titular John Moose is the character that is written into all of John Moose the band’s grandiose folk songs.
The band returns here with ‘Under Bridges‘, which finds our hero John Moose in his most epically cold-yet-transcendent adventure yet. Evoking memories of the melodrama of Chelsea Wolfe, the stateliness of Fiona Apple and the fragile beauty of Cold Specks, ‘Under Bridges‘ is a tremendously powerful release that will engulf the listener with its mountainous piano chords, plundering riffs and laser-guided synth solo. It is a promising return from the Swedish rockers, and will hopefully entice listeners to check out the recently released O EP, from which ‘Under Bridges‘ is taken.
The band has also released a 360 degree video for the song, which means you can virtually step into the wooded environment where they feel most at home. This adds even more atmosphere to the song, making it even more engrossing.