New Gomez – “Moon And Sun”

The music industry goliath that is Grey’s Anatomy is awakening from its summer-long slumber, preparing to chew up the iTunes sales charts and assert its iron clad dominance over FM radio as we speak. Also, the show is getting ready for its fall season. Really, Alexanda Patasavas’s drama has become a genre unto itself, albeit one we can’t always toss into a tidy Fray/Snow Patrol shitbox. Case in point: this year’s show (and Vol. 3 of its soundtrack) boasts “Moon And Sun” a straight-to-Grey’s exclusive from Brit kids Gomez. Why offer up a never-before-heard number for McDreamy’s benefit? Gomez’s Tom Gray explains:

When Grey’s Anatomy featured our song “How We Operate” the scale of reaction was far beyond anything we could have imagined. Our website is continually inundated by people who’ve found our music through the show and its accompanying soundtrack. Alex Patsavas and Betsy Beers, apart from having excellent taste, have been great friends to the band. We’re very grateful for their allowing us to share in the enourmous success of Grey’s Anatomy.

While the band seems high on all things Grey’s, don’t worry — they haven’t signed off on turning “Moon And Sun” into an ABC-produced video/show-commercial. (That honor belongs to Mat Kearney’s “Breathe In Breathe Out.”) But they have turned over a dusky, romantic jangler which hits a heartfelt ‘n’ genuine stride despite its made-for-TV melancholia. Check it…

The Vol. 3 tracklist…

01 ?Young Folks? – Peter Bjorn & John
02 ?Again & Again? – The Bird And The Bee
03 ?Something In The Water? – The Jealous Girlfriends
04 ?Sealion Woman? ? Feist
05 ?A Cold Wind Will Blow Through Your Door? – Bill Ricchini
06 ?Falling Or Flying? – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
07 ?Come To Me? ? Koop
08 ?Running On Sunshine? – Jesus Jackson
09 ?Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That? – Robert Randolph
10 ?Million Faces? – Paolo Nutini
11 ?Breathe In Breathe Out? – Mat Kearney
12 ?Moon And Sun? – Gomez
13 ?Sun Comes Up? – John Legend
14 ?Keep Breathing? – Ingrid Michaelson
15 ?The Story? – Brandi Carlile
16 “The Great Escape” – Patrick Watson (iTunes exclusive)
17 “Alamo Race Track” – Black Cat John Brown (iTunes exclusive)

Grey’s Anatomy Soundtrack Volume 3 is out 9/11 on Hollywood Records.