Erin Holcomb | NowPlayingNashville.com
After building anticipation with a series of fan favorite anthems, Moon Taxi will release their sixth full-length album, Silver Dream, on January 22, 2021.
To celebrate the big news, the critically acclaimed Nashville-based alt-rock band, Moon Taxi, just shared their latest track from Silver Dream entitled “One Step Away.”
On the track, dusty guitar rings out over a steady beat and luminous keys as a chantable chorus sails over an unshakable groove. ESPN’s SEC Network has already adopted it as anthem for this season’s televised games for the next four months, playing on various promos, spots, broadcasts, and more.
About “One Step Away”, guitarist Spencer Thomson commented, “I think this song represents a side of the album that is more rooted in soul and rock. We wanted to share something that complements what we’ve already put out to give the audience some sense of the variety of what’s on the album.
Moon Taxi initially set the stage for Silver Dream with the Top 20 Triple A radio hit “Hometown Heroes.” The song was heralded by Uproxx as “an alt-rock track that sounds like it was made for the radio,” while AltPress said, “the celebratory nature of the song is so enriching, it practically promises you’ll make it through the day.”
While Moon Taxi has undoubtedly earned its place as hometown heroes in Nashville – selling out two consecutive nights at famed Ryman Auditorium and earning praise from the Tennessean (“Moon Taxi evolves from ‘college project’ to rock stars”) – the band has also built an enormous national following. The five-piece has released five studio albums, including 2018’s Let The Record Play. “Two High,” the first single from Let The Record Play, catapulted Moon Taxi to new heights, amassing over 130 million streams on Spotify to date, topping the AAA radio airplay chart and becoming a Top 10 hit at the Alternative format.
The band, which consists of Trevor Terndrup (vocals, guitarist), Spencer Thomson (lead guitarist and producer), Wes Bailey (keyboardist), Tommy Putnam (bassist) and Tyler Ritter (drummer), has thrived on the touring circuit, with electrifying performances at festivals such as Coachella, Austin City Limits and Bonnaroo and sold-out headline shows across North America. Moon Taxi’s television performances include “TODAY,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “Conan.” The band’s inspiring, inclusive songs have been tapped for numerous ad campaigns, including JEEP, Microsoft Surface Pro, McDonald’s and BMW, as well as for landmark sporting events like the Olympics, MLB, NFL and NHL.