Rick Moon releases music video for ‘Wrong Design’
Are you dealing with big life changes, a job loss, or the end of a long-term relationship?
Rick Moon’s new thoughtful song ‘wrong design’ They are just the ticket to help you crawl out of the pit of pessimism or avoid a complete existential crisis. On the track, the singer-songwriter helps the listener embrace a nihilistic but somewhat encouraging solution: surrender to the cyclical and ever-changing nature of life and enjoy the transience.
Released last month via Public Works Records, “Faulty Design” reflects the loneliness many have been dealing with during the pandemic — perhaps even long before that. It’s also Moon’s first release since his 2019 EP, electric lunch, which earned him a nod as the best solo musician spot in the new era‘Best of Miami 2020’ release and cemented his reputation as a heavyweight performer and creator.
Director Gregory Stefano came on board to implement the visual component of the track, reviving a series of vignettes alluding to classic Renaissance paintings reimagined against the backdrop of modern life – in this case, the set was Club Space in the middle of the city. The video features familiar faces like Jenna Balfe and Dennis Fuller from DonziiDanny Kokomo from boys jacuzzi, And Corey Perez, to prove that it takes a village to make a great video. In each scene, Moon embodies the identity of different archetypes: a group of hedge fund brothers, a flock of mean girls, a crew of construction workers, and a group of Florida retirees. Each scene slowly unfolds in the background as the moon melts smoothly inside and out, a metaphor for our impermanence.
While the audio clip and music video talk to each other, it was imperative for Moon that the video didn’t try to interpret the song literally.
“Gregory took it in its own abstract direction,” he says. “I’ve had this moment recently, though, realizing I’m really the characters in the video, and they’re all me. The point is, we’re not all that different.”
The overall motive of the song is the impermanence of life.
“When I first wrote the chorus, it was as if I was moaning to God: ‘Why did you make all this so difficult?'” Moon explains. “Everyone’s faith is shaken. Not that I’m religious at all, but when you analyze life, sometimes you look up and think that whoever does this is some kind of idiot. When I sat down with [collaborator and Public Works Records head Nick County] To finish off the lyrics, we talked a lot about impermanence. The fact that nothing will remain the same, even you will not remain the same. We are in constant motion.”
Moon’s ability to compose music that acts as an emotional liberation valve for himself and his audience is paired with his skill at tapping into ideal collaborators. This time, he ventured into a new, unexpected world of composition, perhaps thanks in part to producer Luis Alfredo del Valle of Buscabulla.
“I wish I had a better way of saying this, but Lewis always knew what was great,” says Munn with the product’s taste and attention to detail.
Moon and Dale Valley were in a band together in Puerto Rico, where they both grew up, and Moon eventually left for Miami while De Valley made his way to New York City. “False Design” marks the pair’s first musical collaboration in years.
However, Moon’s reworked voice isn’t limited to this collaboration.
“This musical atmosphere is something I’ve wanted to do for a while, and I have a lot of songs coming up in that vein. It’s where I’m at right now,” comments the singer.
One thing is for sure, the track keeps Moon’s line of action consistent, and this is the song’s professional composition, with sharp hooks, unwavering lyrics, and easy melody.