Nashville Band The Southern Gothic Stretches the Boundaries of Americana with New EP Burnin’ Moonlight
For years, The Southern Gothic has released music that explored the space between alternative rock, country and folk, while building a following on their stellar live show and the distinctive growl of frontman/songwriter, Connor Christian. On the band’s newest EP, Burnin Moonlight, Christian has found some new ground to cover, and in doing so, a new place to explore – the studio.
“In the past, the songs have grown up on the road, and when we got to the studio, they were fully formed pieces, forged from hundreds of performances. On this record, the songs all I went in with an iPhone worktape, and got to sit down with some really talented people and experiment, which was a new and really exciting experience for me in music making”.
A six song journey through the life cycle of a relationship from those first electric moments (“Past Midnight”) and falling in love (“Up On Your Love”), through those feelings of seeming invincibility (“Classic”) and finally the bitter end (“Villain”). Burnin’ Moonlight features production by Grammy winner, Jonathan Roye (Kelsea Ballerini), and Grammy nominee, Keith Hetrick (Got7, Charile Wilson), cutting a wider musical swath than The Southern Gothic’s previous work. Touching on rock, pop, country and soul, the band brings disparate elements and finds a way to make it all feel at home in the Americana world.