The Tedeschi Trucks Band has released the second of the four albums of the “I Am the Moon” project. “II. Ascension”, now available on digital platforms, will be succeeded by “III. The Fall” and “IV. Farewell”, which will be released in the coming months. “I. Crescent” has been previously released. On September 9, all volumes will be compiled into a deluxe box-set.
In a press release, the blues rock band led by vocalists and guitarists Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi explained how the idea came about.
“’I Am The Moon’ was inspired by a mythical Persian tale of unfortunate lovers called Layla & Majnun (Editor’s note: yes, the same one that inspired Eric Clapton and Derek and the Dominos). The story’s adaptation for current times was emotionally driven by the isolation and disconnection of the pandemic era.”
Last year, the Tedeschi Trucks Band had released the album “Layla Revisited”, where they performed the album by Clapton and his companions, original from 1970, in its entirety.
Three days before each release, the band makes a series of films available on their YouTube channel. The idea is to offer fans the possibility to follow how the entire creative process developed. The recordings took place in Jacksonville, Florida, in the private studio of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, who described how the situation influenced the final result.
“It’s amazing because we wrote most of this song in a very short period of time. There are even chord changes that mirror other songs on the albums – themes and variations, lyrical allusions, that reappear. You always want to do something bigger and themed. This is the first time it happened naturally.”
Listen “I Am The Moon: II. Ascension” below, via Spotify, or click here to check it out on other digital platforms.
Watch the movie in the player below.
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Tedeschi Trucks Band – “I Am The Moon”
“I Am The Moon: I. Crescent”
- Movie: May 31
- Album: 3rd of June
“I Am The Moon: II. Ascension”
- Movie: June 28
- Album: 1st of July
“I Am The Moon: III. The Fall”
- Film: 26th of July
- Album: July 29
“I Am The Moon: IV. Farewell”
- Movie: August 23
- Album: August 26th
* Text by João Renato Alves edited by Igor Miranda.
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