After wrapping up his previous project Command Q (with Lou Harvey) in 2017, Monsoon Moon (aka Shaun Pickett) presents a new facet of his artistry.
His debut single 'Just Friends' was a collaboration with Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe, Meg Mac, Dustin Tebbutt) at Melbourne's Deluxe SRS Studios; Monsoon Moon handled the mixing and mastering of the single himself back home in Perth at Digital Bath Studios.
'Just Friends' is a wicked cut of indie-electronic in the same vein as Everything Everything and alt-j. “I was once wildly in love, and like every love-drunk musician before me, I had the original idea of writing a song for my lover,” Shaun says.
“But, like most good things, our love didn't last and I was left with an unfinished song and a healthy plate of regret. The song was now a lie! I started to think 'wouldn't it have been better if we never got together in the first place? Why couldn't we have stayed 'Just Friends'?”
Here, Shaun lists a few ways you can become a dog owner without being a dog owner. “Having recently found myself a girlfriend, I’m regularly confronted by her insatiable desire to own a cuddly dog.
“Since I'm not ready to own a doggo, I'm finding a compromise and borrowing other people's dogs. Here’s a sure-fire list to con even the most protective dog owners into releasing their best friend.”