HALF MOON RUN Release Charming Cover Of Fred again..’s “adore u (Live from the Treehouse)”

Half Moon Run Release Live Rendition Of Fred again..
& Obongjayar’s Melodic Groover “adore u (Live from the Treehouse)”

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North American Tour Kicks Off Tomorrow 
At The El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, CA

Official Single “adore you (Live from the Treehouse)”

New York, NY (October 23, 2023) – Today, the members of Montreal-based alternative act Half Moon Run are thrilled to release their live cover of Fred again.. and Nigerian-born singer Obongjayar’s collab-track “adore u” via BMG.

Over the summer, English producer / songwriter / DJ Fred again.. and Obongjayar won fans over with “adore u” while performing the melodic progressive house track together at various festivals including Lollapalooza and Glastonbury.

“Inspired after watching his brilliant “Tiny Desk” session, the band decided to attend Osheaga specifically to check out Fred again..,” says Conner Molander. “During that show, we heard a very early performance of “adore u”. We left with the feeling that we’d caught a glimpse into the future. We covered “adore u” as an homage to Fred’s creativity, and in an attempt to dwell a bit longer inside the strong aesthetic impression he made on us. Cheers, Fred!”

Stream / Download / Share “adore u (Live from the Treehouse)” HERE

Watch the official video for “adore u (Live from the Treehouse)” HERE

In late August following the release of their acclaimed new album, Salt (BMG), the Juno Award winning trio returned to the Treehouse Studio, an idyllic escape an hour north of Montreal, along with studio owner and producer Connor Seidel. In addition to tracking “adore you”, Devon Portielje (lead vocals, guitar), Conner Molander (backing vocals, guitar, keys), and Dylan Phillips (backing vocals, drums,piano) also took time to revisit songs from Salt and record live versions along with the help of a string quartet and other guest musicians.

The live tracks recorded at the Treehouse Studio, including “adore you”, will initially be released as singles with plans for an EP to follow.

Well known for their captivating live shows, the trio kick off their tour of North America tomorrow October 24 in Los Angeles, CA.

“We are coming across North America on the back of a European run that took us somewhat by surprise,” adds Molander. “On that run, we regularly found ourselves descending from the stage making remarks about how that show was “one of the best ever”, or something to that effect. There’s been a peculiar feeling of serendipity at the shows lately, which often culminates in a kind of feedback loop of positivity. You can’t exactly plan these things. It is fully our intention to keep this ball rolling across North America, where we have the privilege of performing in some truly wonderful venues.”

October 24, 2023 @ El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, CA
October 25, 2023 @ August Hall, San Francisco, CA
October 27, 2023 @ Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
October 28, 2023 @ The Crocodile, Seattle, OR
October 29, 2023 @ Spanish Ballroom Tacoma, WA
November 1, 2023 @ Royal Theatre, Victoria, BC
November2, 2023 @ Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
November 3, 2023 @ Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
November 5, 2023 @ MacEwan Hall, Calgary, AB
November 7, 2023 @ Coors Event Centre, Saskatoon, SK
November 8, 2023 @ Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB
November 10, 2023 @ Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
November 11, 2023 @ Metro, Chicago, IL
November 12, 2023 @ Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI
November 14, 2023 @ The Foundry, Philadelphia, PA
November 16, 2023 @ Union Stage, Washington, VA
November 17, 2023  @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
November 18, 2023 @ Royale, Boston, MA
November 21, 2023 @ London Music Hall, London, ON
November 23, 2023 @ History, Toronto, ON
November 24, 2023 @ Kingston Grand Theatre, Kingston, ON
November 25, 2023 @ Algonquin Commons Theatre, Ottawa, ON
November 26, 2023 @ Algonquin Commons Theatre, Ottawa, ON
December 13, 2023 @ MTelus, Montreal, QC
December 14, 2023 @ MTelus, Montreal, QC
December 15, 2023 @ Salle Maurice-O’Bready, Sherbrooke, QC
December 17, 2023 @ Théâtre du Palais Municipal, Saguenay, QC
December 18, 2023 @ Grand Théâtre@ Quebec City, QC

In the USA + Europe, Half Moon Run has partnered with Syrian American Medical Society, a U.S.-based charity that has been actively providing medical care in Syria since 1998. The trio will contribute a portion from each ticket sale to SAMS, which supports 110 medical facilities and over 3,000 medical personnel. For more information please visit the Half Moon Run website.
Half Moon Run – Photo Credit Jennifer McCord
Stream / Share / Purchase Salt HEREA limited edition offering of Salt on sand colored vinyl is now available here in addition to standard black vinyl here.

About Half Moon Run
Half Moon Run’s collaborative power has remained constant and unsuppressed during their twelve years together. Beauty and sadness; harmony and menace; despair and groove – the blending of contrasting moods is a trademark of the band’s writing, and on this record they’ve managed to push their own limits of musical chemistry.

Since Half Moon Run’s last album, A Blemish in the Great Light (Glassnote/Universal, 2019), the band’s put out three releases—two EPs and a collection of reworked “isolation versions” of older songs. Half Moon Run netted two Juno Awards both for ‘Adult Alternative Album of the Year’ in 2020 for A Blemish in the Great Light, and again in 2022 for their EP Inwards & Onwards. In 2021 they were nominated for ‘Group of the Year’ and also in 2016 for ‘Breakthrough Group.’ Half Moon Run also saw their fourth member, multi-instrumentalist Isaac Symonds, depart the band to move to Western Canada. The remaining trio — Devon Portielje, Conner Molander, and Dylan Phillips —are also the band’s founding trio and the foundation moving forward. In July of 2023, the group released their new studio album, Salt, and performed the single “Alco” on CBS Saturday Sessions – watch the performance here.