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Betty Moon Drops 'Waste Your Time'

Stylish alt-rock flavored with café electrique relish.

Betty Moon "Waste Your Time" (Official Video)

Betty Moon drops her new single, "Waste Your Time."

Based in Los Angeles, Moon got her start in Toronto, where she sold more than 10,000 copies of DIY records, attracting the attention of A&M/Universal Records. The label soon signed her to a deal which resulted in her self-titled debut, followed by STIR and Doll Machine on EMI Music. With her eight released albums, Moon has collected four CASBY nominations, including Best Album of the Year, Best Single of the Year, Best Video, and Best Artist. She's shared the stage with The Offspring, Quiet Riot, Marilyn Manson, and Pink Floyd.

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Half An Orange Go Intergalactic on 'Buzz Lightyear'

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Buzz Lightyear (Music Video)

Andrew Spellman and Michael Maloof are Half An Orange. Their new single is "Buzz Lightyear."

According to the duo, "The song 'Buzz Lightyear' is about wishing you could fly away from your problems and situation but you can't because your mistakes and baggage are weighing you down."

The duo's unusual name comes from a Portuguese idiom: "metade da laranja." Translated as "half an orange," the phrase means everyone is half an orange looking for the one person, purpose, or thing that completes them. They like the name because they sometimes feel like round pegs in a square hole.

Half An Orange formed in 2016, when Maloof returned from backpacking through Brazil and shared his poems with Spellman, who decided they needed to be set to music. First, they converted each poem into an acoustic song, and then they went into the studio and added electronic production.

"Buzz Lightyear" opens with surfacing synths, followed by soothing, filtered vocals flowing into a pulsing dance groove. The harmonics stream gently over the measured cadence, as sparkling colors twirl and swirl overhead. Blinking tones infuse depth and dimension, as the whispery vocal harmonies radiate nuanced aspirations.

"On most nights / I'm just wearing my pajamas / Staying up too late cause I'm watching Futurama / Thinking where is my trauma / My life is no melodrama / Leave it off the screen cause it's got no genr / Sometimes I call my momma / Ring ya she's always my armor."

The lyrics reflect the desire to fly away from all your problems and start over. Like Pixar's character in Toy Story, we want to fly but can't.

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Randy Radic is a Left Coast author and writer. Author of numerous true crime books written under the pen-name of John Lee Brook. Former music contributor at Huff Post.

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