Next week, Ava Luna are releasing their new album, Moon 2, the follow-up to 2015’s Infinite House. We’ve heard two tracks from it already — “Deli Run” and “Centerline” — and today the New York-based band is releasing the album’s third and final single, “Childish.”
It’s helmed by Felicia Douglass, who saunters through a groove that stops and skitters and starts up again. “I’m done/ I quit/ Trouble’s not where it lives/ It has a way/ A style,” go her breathy vocals in the beginning, snapping back on themselves. The song comes attached to a great dance video — directed by Becca Kauffman and Bucky Illingworth — that oozes the same sort of detached coolness that the song exudes.
“‘Childish’ features multiple facets of self. It takes you through self-doubt counteracted by buoyant confidence and back down again,” Douglass said in a statement. “I wanted the chorus melody to sound like a cheerful tune you could hear kids singing during recess. Inviting, whisking you away from what ails you. There’s no monster under the bed but that doesn’t mean it won’t cross your mind.”
Watch and listen below.
09/05 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
09/06 Portland, ME @ Aphoadian Theater
09/07 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
09/08 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
09/09 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
09/10 Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
09/11 Raleigh, NC @ King’s Barcade
09/12 Atlanta, GA @ 529
09/13 Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
09/14 Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
09/15 Indianapolis, IN @ Pioneer
09/16 Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
09/18 Columbus, OH @ Spacebar
09/19 Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes
09/20 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
09/21 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
09/22 Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge
Moon 2 is out 9/7 via Western Vinyl. Pre-order it here.