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Miss Tess

November 14, 2019

Miss Tess has unveiled her dreamy new single, the title track to her forthcoming album The Moon Is An Ashtray via The Bluegrass Situation. “The Moon Is An Ashtray” follows the release of soulful lead single “True Flood,” featuring Rachael Price from Lake Street Dive. “This song came out of an experiment with metaphor, smashing two unrelated words together to derive a new meaning,” Miss Tess told The Bluegrass Situation about “The Moon Is An Ashtray.” “This is one of the few songs in my writing career than just fell out of my brain in about an hour. I grew up with a lot of fairy-tale ideas of how life and love might pan out, but reality can be a harsh mistress. ‘The Moon Is an Ashtray’ is a tongue-in-cheek vintage-kitsch metaphor discussing the idea that romance isn’t real. When you get up close to the moon, you realize it’s not as pretty it seems from a distance, or is just plain fake, or not as it originally appeared. The whole idealism and cruel optimism wrapped up in an image like the moon — or new love — is just an illusion,” she adds. “For me, it kind of ties into getting older and realizing some of your childlike views are not what they seem. On a professional level the music industry is really rough when you get up close. Fairy-tale ideas of relationships are never real. I think a lot of the songs on the album speak to that.”


November 14, 2019


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