Words: Dylan Murphy
Stop scrolling – Thumbstopper is your must listen to song of the day. Today, Mullingar producer Elliott Mo is providing the soundtrack to your self-care routine in ‘Rest Here a Moment‘.
When the world has been on fire for over a year, it’s only natural we indulge in a bit of escapism. Whether that’s throwing yourself headfirst into a new hobby or work or even living vicariously through characters in films. Escapism is important, but it’s equally vital to take stock and just be. Mindfulness and ambient music go hand in hand and Mullingar producer Elliott Mo today has shared what feels like the sonic equivalent to sitting on a cloud.
‘Rest Here a Moment’ sees the 29-year-old artist pull influence from Bonobo, Thom Yorke and Four Tet among others as he crafts a piece that spreads organically from its roots.
Having experimented in music since University, Elliott has developed his style initially from recreating classic hip hop tracks in his bedroom, to performing with monks during his time in a monastery, receiving guidance from legendary producer Mike Dean, and writing, producing & performing with Xo Mo, Irish Alt-Pop Duo of which he was previously one half.
Speaking on his latest track Elliott said, “The biggest inspiration for the song is strangely the great rush I’ve been feeling for most aspects of my life and the balancing act in all areas. Sometimes a self-imposed rest is very needed, otherwise, elements of your life can force you to a halt. I’ve always been a huge fan of ambient music as a soundtrack for certain times or even to meditate with, so I found a nice little energy in that space to make this track”.
Continuing he explained the intention behind the cut stating, “It can really seem forced sometimes to talk about the necessary care you need for yourself, and it’s certainly become very popular to talk about self care, but the genuine intention was to make a little pocket of sound that would allow some rest for the listener if that’s what they’re into.”
Listen to ‘Rest Here a Moment’ below:
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