[Cover photo credit to Madison McConnell]
Brooklyn-based Alt-Rock artist Moon Walker, aka Harry Springer, makes electric and eclectic music from his bedroom. He has shared the “The Price of Life Itself,” which takes on the “deeply flawed structures that lay at the foundation of American society”. The sophomore album from Moon Walker, The Attack Of Mirrors, is due out October 21, 2022 and including a limited run on vinyl available for pre-order.
Moon Walker says the new track is, lyrically, one of his proudest moments, written in the midst of Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, when he saw a militarized police response to an entirely peaceful protest with his own eyes.
Moon Walker explains:
It was a moment where I really realized how much my sense of safety, freedom and protection was a facade. Our country’s institutions are all so deeply broken and flawed, that not only do none of them actually accomplish what they set out to, they likely have the opposite effect. The entire ethos of the song can be summarized in one of the final lyrics: “We can stay above the water, while still lending a hand to those who sink.” That is the price of life itself.
The video channels Alice in Wonderland, and sees Moon Walker reunite with director Madison McConnell, who directed the previously released surreal, The Shining-inspired “I’m Afraid I’ll Go To Heaven” video.
I wanted the video to feel like you were descending further into the rabbit hole along with Harry, slowly losing your sense of reality. I also wanted the cool tones of the room to juxtapose the warm tones of the outfit.
“The Price of Life Itself” follows the dark, synthy, “I’m Afraid I’ll Go To Heaven,” a track that comments on “religion as it pertains to the modern political system”.