Alma Mater Share “Fading Moon”

Oregon folk rock duo Alma Mater share new single “Fading Moon”.  The track is the debut single from the veterans of the Los Angeles and Oregon music scene. The pair teamed up with producer Gregg Williams (Sheryl Crow, The Dandy Warhols, Blitzen Trapper, Emmylou Harris) to craft a poignant orchestral folk pop tune.

Andrew of the band confides, “I was never afraid of dying until I had a child. ‘Fading Moon’, on the surface, seems like a love letter to my two baby boys. But, in reality, it’s a means to comfort myself from my overwhelming fear of leaving them behind when I die. When pure and intense love is experienced, there is a level of pain associated with it. I’ve never been more happy, but I’ve never been more scared. So this seemingly sweet, folky ditty is really a pretty dark, anxious proclamation.” Musically, the hypnotic guitar riff of “Fading Moon” was written when Dirk was in hospice care, visiting his sick mother. Performing for her brought her joy and “Fading Moon” also represents the magic and healing nature of music.