Hotel Fiction’s “Man On The Moon” Reflects On A Bittersweet Long-Distance Relationship

[Cover photo credit to Garrett Cardoso]

Athens, Georgia’s Indie duo Hotel Fiction gives us a window into their “all-inclusive world” with the release of the new single “Man on the Moon.Paired with that release comes the announcement of their new EP Enjoy Your Stay, slated for an October 28, 2022 release date.

On the new single, the duo says:

‘Man on the Moon,’ despite being one of our most upbeat songs, is a metaphor for a struggling relationship. Distance can make someone you love feel like they’re on a different planet, physically and emotionally. It’s bittersweet to hear about a loved one’s adventures over the phone when they are far away. You’re happy they’re having the time of their life but wish you were there to enjoy those moments with them. The song never asks them to come home and has long accepted the fact that maybe they never will.

Previewing the Enjoy Your Stay EP, the band most recently dropped “Monster,” their first single since 2021’s Soft Focus.

Today’s release of “Man on the Moon” features artwork painted by the band’s own Jade Long. In October, Hotel Fiction will be hitting the road for a tour run with The Beaches with a few festival performances in the mix.


October 1 – Charlotte, NC – Sycamore Brewing

October 7 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade*

October 8 – Ringgold, GA – Rabbit Valley Music Festival

October 9 – Nashville, TN – The Basement*

October 11 – Washington, D.C. – Pearl Street Warehouse*

October 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Dolphin Tavern*

October 14 – Greenville, SC – Fall for Greenville

October 15 – Greenwood, SC – Wag Jam

October 21 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern*

October 22 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups*

October 23 – Detroit, MI – The Underground*

October 29 – Charleston, SC – Boogieman Halloween Festival

* Supporting The Beaches