Rod Moore is a Canadian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He spent years honing his chops by performing, writing and recording instrumental surf guitar music. In 2018 he decided to step up to the mic and take a stab at the Pop/Rock singer/songwriter gig. The Rod Moore Band was born.
After his 60’s Pop inspired debut “You Never Know if You Never Try,” Rod dropped the 2020 EP “7635 SW Boulevard,” an eclectic collection of Soul, Classic Rock, Alt-Pop and singer/songwriter Rock & Roll. For 2021 the multifaceted artist has a new group of songs to add a positive spin to this uniquely difficult era. He describes the appropriately titled “Lockdown” EP as, “An upbeat reflection on the tumultuous times in which we have all been living.”
“Lockdown” is the current single and title track of the new EP from The Rod Moore Band. The track is an upbeat Synth-Pop tune with its Moon Boots planted firmly in the fabulous 1980’s. The song opens with a classic, straight 4/4 drum machine beat. An immediately recognizable sawtooth analog synth bass introduces the song’s main riff as processed guitars and keys paint the periphery.
In a cool, almost spoken-word tone Rod delivers a narrative that mixes images of isolation, quarantine and relationship confusion. It’s a great vibe that brings to mind some of Peter Gabriel’s earliest solo work. An accomplished guitarist, Rod peppers the verses with some catchy 6-string hooks. At around the two minute mark, the track shifts into a funky breakbeat rhythm which adds a nice bit of groove to the fun and quirky tune.
Check out the entire “Lockdown” EP below. You can also hear the single on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. Follow the links below the music to connect with The Rod Moore Band. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the current and future projects from this diversely talented artist.