M o v i n g P a r t s is an album of sinister tales of outer space, wounded souls, broken bridges, and burnt out feelings. Songs are inspired by highway drives, scotch and cigars, late night chats, and leather wingback chairs.
As a result of scheduling conflicts, Gianna hesitated to release the album at all. “The challenges to making this band work forced me to re-think whether this band should even release an album,” Lauren says. “So I buried it.”
Read Gianna’s track-by-track guide via Mixtape Magazine // Listen & Order
Each song on Moving Parts channels a measured but mighty groove, yet occasionally surprises by shifting to psych-folk on the catchy NPR-embraced “Mistakes” and the outta-left-field angry anthem “Innkeeper”. Gianna’s signature idle vocal tenor and cadence is particularly highlighted on tracks “Will You Come” and the dreamy reverb-soaked “Death & Beauty.”“Take It Slow” was recorded live-off-the-floor with Daniel Ledwell (Jenn Grant, Justin Rutledge) moments after Gianna got the news that one of her mentors was out for a jog, hit by a car and died; but the lyrics tell the story of her grandfather’s demise of an early and tragic death. The moment is captured in the recording. Despite the album’s darker material, the band shows their warmth through the tropical rays on the downbeat “Tricks” which breaks open into a vindictive outro.