UK alternative pop-rock band Cape Cub exudes that kind of effortlessly cool charm through their music that instantly commands your attention. Beginning as the solo bedroom project of lead singer Chad Male, Cape Cub has since added four additional members to complete their lineup. To mark the momentous occasion of evolving into a full-fledged band they have shared a brand new single, the euphoric “Moonglow.”
The song itself seems to be the auditory representation of light and optimism, radiating a feeling of content through its cascading production and Male’s soulful vocals. Its echoing instrumentals and air of lighthearted innocence capture the state of carefree bliss you feel when you finally reach the light at the end of the tunnel. Frontman Chad Male touched upon the inspiration behind “Moonglow,”
“For the first time we’ve gone for bigger drums, chants, moments of both intimacy and almost over the top grandeur, a sample of a cafe in Copenhagen, and even organs, which is definitely a first. I don’t want to go too deep into its meaning… I want people to have their own interpretation, that’s important. But if I were to capture the sentiment of this song in one word I’d say it was hope. A recurring theme in my writing is this idea of a light in the darkness, and that’s what Moonglow is about…that no matter how bad things get, there’s always hope.”
Cape Cub has transformed immensely since its origins as a side project on Male’s laptop. Drawing inspiration from legends like The Killers, Death Cab for Cutie, and Bon Iver combined with a love and respect for modern day music have all contributed to Cape Cub’s incredibly enchanting and effortless sound. If “Moonglow” is any indicator of what the band has in store for us, it is a safe guess that we are all bound to be hearing the name Cape Cub quite a lot more.
Listen to “Moonglow” below: