Indie-Pop creative Cade Hoppe releases his most recent single, "Moon," on March 24th. "Moon" was written and produced by Cade alongside Harper James, who's previously worked with artists such as James Bay and Aaron Taos. There are two guest musicians featured on this track as well, being Bob Moose, who previously worked with Sufjan Stevens, Phoebe Bridgers, and Taylor Swift, and Dr. Blum, who had worked with Twenty-One Pilots, Mike Posner, and Nas; Bob Moose on strings, and Dr. Blum on horns. This release follows his sophomore EP, ‘Everything That’s Wrong with You,’ released a year after his debut release, ‘Tell Me How It’s Worth It,' in 2021.
"Moon" begins tenderly with a soft acoustic instrumental leading into the first verse before going into a slightly more upbeat indie-pop beat. Later on within the song, the horns previously mentioned become more distinct, leading towards an increasingly more electric instrumental, leaning farther and farther from the acoustic intro at the beginning of the song. The song continues to build up more and more energy with electric instrumentals and a more energetic, pulsing beat. After this dynamic is built-up, the song returns back to where it began: a mellow acoustic instrumental with soft vocals from Hoppe. The song then slowly fades out, leaving a sentimental feeling along with it.
This single has amazing production that perfectly encapsulates the feeling that Cade Hoppe was expressing within the song as he states: "'Moon" is a song about being caught somewhere between where I’ve always been and where I’m trying to go," he says. "To me, there’s nothing lonelier than the moon—out of Earth’s atmosphere, but still in its orbit." The entire makeup of the song conveys this feeling very well in all aspects, lyricism, instrumentals, and production-wise.