The nomoon project is focused on the strong emotions that emanate from that simple city life, the things that threaten to destabilize us for better or worse and encourage us to grow. It began to evolve into a project for the people, the common voice of experience. “The music is what happens in the gaps, and aims at expressing the beauty and brokenness of what it is to be a human being.” Jamie.
Matt started out in folk and indie bands, whilst Jamie grew up producing hip-hop and electronic music. Inspired by the likes of Bon Iver, Dominic Fike, and Jai Paul, this results in beat-driven emotional soundscapes. a fusion of Matt’s folk and Jamie’s hip hop, pop, and electronic sentimentalities.
There is parallelism here too. Both artists are inspired by novels and films that take focus on the complications, heartaches, traumas, and lessons that come with living a for want of a better word, ‘normal’ life, such as Normal People (Sally Rooney), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Life (Charlie Kaufman) and This is England (Shane Meadows).
With nomoon, Jamie and Matt hope to create a soundtrack for other people’s lives and experiences. Providing catharsis and context to experiences, especially more challenging moments, through self-expression and openness.