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Watchlist: Floyd Watson "Moonbeam"

19-year-old singer-songwriter Floyd Watson released "Moonbeam", the second single from her upcoming EP To Be Your Friend on February 19, 2022.

Watson grew up in a musical family, with vinyl records by artists like Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, and Led Zeppelin providing the soundtrack to her childhood. At age six, Watson received her first guitar, and by the end of high school, she had recorded and produced her debut EP, To Be Your Friend, which is set to be released soon. The EP highlights the friendship, love, anxiety, and insecurity that accompanies adolescence,

Watson's vulnerable, wistful sound is perfect for fans of Phoebe Bridgers and Holly Humberstone. The song is sure to evoke goosebumps within its first seconds, beginning only with a clean acoustic guitar riff and soothing vocals. As the tune progresses, soft string and percussion elements join the mix, pulling the listener into Watson's poignant coming-of-age story. The single drops back down to solo acoustic guitar in the final seconds, leaving behind a whisper of the bittersweet, full-bodied instrumentation. "Moonbeam" draws inspiration from Bridgers' album Punisher, and was written during lockdown about being unable to return a friend's romantic feelings. Chronologically, the single is meant to be played before the first single released off of To Be Your Friend, "Jeremiah". The two tracks focus on the same person, however, where in "Moonbeam" the feelings are unrequited, "Jeremiah" reveals a growing romance and journey of emotional vulnerability.

Check out "Moonbeam" and "Jeremiah" below and follow Floyd Watson on IG for more updates. Let us know what you think.


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