There is a lively debate every year: the question of the perfect summer song. What can evoke the release from the colder months that everyone feels on some level when you shed your winter clothes and schedules and the days lengthen? Summer is hot, it is only a few months and when you live in Florida, summer is torture. This is where the mind of Christopher Moll and his new project The Lover’s Key steps in and asks what gives more promise than the excitement of what can happen on a Saturday night?
The first release from the songwriting power behind The Postmarks wants to bring you along on the first throes of new love, the wonderment of only what could be and the promise that this isn’t a single moment in time but a weekly occurrence. The opening piano brings a steady beat, like the clock ticking down to the moment of release with a full orchestra sound Moll is known for. There is a lightness here not known in his previous work with The Postmarks. Bittersweet? Perhaps everything Moll touches is, however there is hope here in the soulful vocals of Maco Monthervil as he takes the listener along the lows and highs of a day in the life.
Filled out with lush instrumentation and harmonies straight out of a Motown dream, “Saturday Night” is a beautiful introduction to what comes next with The Lover’s Key. Best served with a cold drink of one’s choosing and a pair of headphones to hear the intricacies waiting for you as you follow along on this “Saturday Night”.