Moon Taxi has signed with BMG, Billboard can exclusively announce. They also returned with the nostalgia-fueled “Hometown Heroes” on Wednesday (March 25).
On the single, the quintet take a rosy look back on their longstanding bond as both a band and as friends. “We go way back/ Where we started from/ We were hometown heroes/ High enough for everyone/ We go way back/ Where we started from/ Oh, we used to say it’s/ One for all and all for one,” frontman Trevor Terndrup croons on the track’s folksy chorus.
“Hometown Heroes” serves as the lead single for the Nashville-based alt-rockers’ upcoming sixth full-length album, Silver Dream. “Memories, especially good ones, have a soft, lustrous shine in our mind,” Terndrup tells Billboard. “We called the album Silver Dream to honor those memories. Was it as beautiful as you remember or was it all a dream?”
The new single, Terndrup adds, “explores that notion of looking back. It’s hard not to idealize the past when change is inevitable. So we decided to celebrate what was and cherish what is. We are celebrating the endurance of our relationships.”
“Hometown Heroes” also marks a new chapter in a re-upped partnership with BMG for the band; they last worked together in 2015 when Moon Taxi released their fourth album, Daybreaker, via the major label on their 12th South Records imprint.
“We are thrilled to work with BMG again,” Terndrup adds. “It feels great to have them back as a part of our team. They have truly been some of our greatest champions. Nothing better than new beginnings with old friends.”
“Everyone at BMG is excited to be back working with the band, Don, Dawson and the team at Red Light Management,”BMG svp of global repertoire Jason Hradil also tells Billboard. “Over the last few years, they’ve continued to build upon the foundation we helped establish early on and are primed to have a big impact with ‘Hometown Heroes’ and the forthcoming album.”
Listen to ‘Hometown Heroes’ below.