For his second single to date, Melbourne’s very own Moxley Rey has enlisted alt-pop singer and songwriter Jeff Carl to create a stunning combination of synths and vibes with “Garden”. Moxley Rey’s debut release “Better For It” featuring Whoa Dakota came out last year with massive success, and now the talented producer and multi-instrumentalist is more than ready to make the next step in his buzzing career.
Pop, indie and electronic sounds are perfectly combined to craft the main sonics of “Garden”. Jeff Carl’s expressive and hopeful vocal lines are heard right in the forefront, perfectly riding Moxley Rey’s subtle instrumentation, while the drop explodes into a euphoric and tasteful display of sound design and vocal chopping skills.
The two creators of “Garden” explain the meaningful song in their own words:
“Basically, “Garden” is trying to capture the emotional juxtaposition of the moment in a dying relationship when you start to realize it’s over. On one hand, you’re happy to finally acknowledge what you’ve known for a while, that the ship’s going down, but on the other hand, you’re remembering your entire history with someone that you love. That’s why I was obsessed with the imagery of a garden, something that literally represents time, energy, and investment. You spend so much time toward the end of a relationship, as you should, fighting to make things work or trying anything possible to find hope for survival, but there’s this beautifully sad moment when I think the relationship officially dies when you stop trying. When you let go of your grip. I was imagining this scenario of, from a distance, seeing your partner flirting with someone inside of this garden, and instead of the usual feelings of betrayal, jealousy, possessiveness, or anger, you actually kind of secretly feel relieved, cause it means your partner is starting to let go too. You feel the weight of your history together, and it’s sad, but you also feel the first glimmer of light peeking through from the future, a future where you and your partner are happy again, just not with each other.” – Moxley Rey