Walk The Moon

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Formed in Cincinnati by singer/keyboardist Nicholas Petricca, WALK THE MOON built up a devoted following on the strength of their ecstatic live show and their undeniably infectious single "Anna Sun”.  By the time their self-titled major label debut was released in 2012, the band—a relentless touring machine with an ever-snowballing family of fans around the world—had graduated from Ohio club scene favorites to international stars.


WALK THE MOON’s live show is not a spectator sport.  Instead, it’s an interactive celebration of life and love, a communal commitment to joy and living in the moment. Onstage, Petricca leads audiences in a mass exorcism of the things that bring them down, casting out the demons of doubt and insecurity with hands raised to the sky.


In 2014, after six weeks of marathon writing sessions near their homes in Ohio, the band relocated to North Hollywood, where they entered the studio with producer Tim Pagnotta (Neon Trees, Tokyo Police Club) and spent more than two solid months recording, eager to reach new heights with the album's production.


The results speak for themselves. Lead single, "Shut Up And Dance" stands as the catchiest song the band's ever written, opening with a delay-heavy guitar riff before unveiling a rousing, anthemic, earworm of a melody. An ode to freeing yourself from the shackles of self-consciousness and embracing the present, its triple platinum success has led to critical acclaim, naming, “Shut Up And Dance,” the Song of the Summer with a nod from TIME Magazine:


“…Shut Up and Dance” is finally getting its due. Months after it was first released, the song has cracked the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and garnered serious buzz as a possible song of the summer—a title a rock band hasn’t taken since the days of Smash Mouth.” 


This mulit-format, chart topping, rock song has led WALK THE MOON to perform on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show, NBC’s The Voice, Good Morning America, and most recently MTV’s VMA Pre-show.


As for the rest of the album, Petricca says, "What we've ended up with is a bunch of really committed, confident shouts into the darkness."


While more and more songs on TALKING IS HARD are discovered through the success of their Top 40 hit, WALK THE MOON is finding that the darkness is full of eager fans and soon-to-be-converts, all shouting back, singing along to every single word until the lights come up.