Folk-pop partnership Goodnight Moonshine provides meaningful insight into the human experience with their new single, “Harder Than It Should Be”. The couple, Molly Venter (of Red Molly) and Eben Pariser (of Roosevelt Dime), deftly examine the imperfections and unavoidable disillusionment that have dominated the last few years in a captivatingly honest performance both musically and lyrically.
While Venter penned “Harder Than It Should Be” during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, it resonates powerfully with the current socio-political landscape of a world in flux as the COVID-19 pandemic drastically shifts all facets of global human existence.
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Every once in a while, an album comes along that’s a breath of fresh air...a statement of substance and grace that reminds us of life’s bigger picture: keeping a marriage afloat, raising children, dealing with death, loving your partner, finding yourself, claiming your independence.
On Goodnight Moonshine’s upcoming June 1st ‘I’m the Only One Who Will Tell You, You’re Bad,’ the duo delivers a funny, smart, explicit, raw, honest, mature, witty collection of Folk-Pop songs that reflect the messiness of ‘partnership’ (in its many forms,) parenthood and growing up, while evoking the emotionally resonant aesthetic of Shawn Colvin and Patty Griffin. For Goodnight Moonshine’s wife and husband duo Molly Venter and Eben Pariser, the journey was cathartic and, as Venter describes, “an exploration of post honeymoon, post-kid relationship in all it's heart-opening and door-slamming glory!” Pariser adds, “The album chronicles a revolutionary time in our lives, and the country and world at large.” The semi-autobiographical CD’s opening track and first single, ‘Settle Down’, opens with blunt cleverness: “We never got to experiment with psychedelics before you knocked me up, We never had that 3-way in the heart of Paris, and now we’re all grown up...Baby I love our life, but I don’t want to settle down.” Other highlights on the album, from ‘I Love You Goodbye’ to ‘January Skies’ to ‘Scientist’, blur real-world themes with invented details.