EL VY is the new project by Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Ramona Falls. I’ve really been digging the song “Return to the Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing with Crescendo)” or as most people just call it “Return to the Moon”. I’ve never been a huge fan of The National. The music is just too mellow and downbeat for my taste generally. I admit I don’t really know anything about the band Ramona Falls, so this probably isn’t something I would have sought out to listen to.
I heard it a few times sort of the background on the radio when I was doing other things and thought to myself that I liked it. Eventually one of the times I heard it I stopped to Shazam it and find out what it was. Since then I’ve been enjoying listening to it both on the radio and on Spotify.
I have no idea what the lyrics mean, but I find the tune super catchy. I even decided to check out the rest of the album figuring it would be similar tonally. Unfortunately it was one of those cases where the single off the album seems very different than the rest of it. The rest of the album felt much more like The National to me and very downbeat unlike the upbeat vibe that this song has. So I’ll just stick to listening to this song and leave the whole album to someone else.