We Shot The Moon are ready to take over the world. OK, perhaps not but they’re certainly ready for something big. The band just dropped “A Silver Lining,” and the album is just that. I spoke with lead singer Jonathan Jones, and here’s what he had to say about the band. Sadly, Judy Tenuta didn’t come up. How long did it take to make the album?
A Silver Lining was written over the course of a year and then tracked and mixed in a month.
How difficult is it to stand out in this industry?
Nearly impossible. With technology the way it is anyone can form a band and sound decent even without any talent. With that said, I feel to stand out in today’s market you’ve got to be real passionate about what you do because that is what your audience or a potential fan will recognize immediately. You definitely can’t disguise passion and honestly about what you’re doing and at
the end of the day I believe that will shine through making you stand out.
How’d you come up with your band name?
It’s a reference to the card game “Hearts.” We actually wanted to be called “Shoot the Moon” but that name was taken at the time.
Have you ever mooned anyone in the audience?
We have never mooned anyone, but we have occasionally been mooned by people in the audience.
How big has social networking been to get your band noticed?
Social networking has definitely been the biggest asset to our band. Sites like Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace have definitely exposed us to an audience we probably never would have reached otherwise.
Do you aspire for a commercial radio hit?
Sure. Who if there really honest doesn’t? I mean we want to tour the world and play for large audiences. A radio hit could only aid us in that effort.