[Cover Photo credit to Carina Duffy]
Central New Jersey Alternative Rock outfit Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son has released “Moth To The Flame”, the first single off the 4-piece’s newly announced We Go On EP, their first release in 4 years. The EP will arrive on April 8th via Telegraph Hill Records.
The recording of We Go On, ironically, served to unite the band during the pandemic. During times of uncertainty, Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son emphasized sticking together and finding meaning. Themes of “camaraderie and optimistic existentialism” play a major part on the EP and serve as a common thread throughout the songs.
Frontman Bobby Mahoney says:
With the first track, ‘Moth To The Flame,’ it’s asking ‘why am I this way?’ and by title and closing track,’ We Go On’ it’s ‘why is everything this way? It is obvious that the state of the world definitely had an effect on these recordings.
This song is an anthem for those living the creative life, with all the ups and downs, and it encourages others to embrace their voice/vision. We don’t have a choice in the need to create, but like everything else- it comes with the need to find balance. ‘We all want to feel the same/ Like a Moth to the Flame.’
Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son have become established as part of the Asbury Park, NJ music scene, sharing the stage with the likes of Frank Turner, Against Me!, and The Gaslight Anthem, opening for Bon Jovi, and jamming with Bruce Springsteen and other notable songwiters at multiple Light Of Day Music Festivals, which benefit Parkinson’s, ALS, and PSP research.
The band will celebrate the release of the We Go On EP with fans during a special weekend of shows at The Saint in Asbury Park, on April 8th and 9th. Supporting acts will be announced shortly.