After the end of a decade-long romance and an ongoing battle with depression, NY-based multi-instrumentalist Elliot Moss found catharsis with forthcoming album A Change in Diet, a project following his 2015 debut Highspeeds and 2017 EP Boomerang.
Across eleven songs, Moss confronts the recent upheavals and adjustment periods in his life. “A change in diet is one of the first things that any self-help resource or therapist will recommend to you,” he explains of the album’s themes. “The title is almost a joke because it feels like a crazy oversimplification of your problem. But at the same time it’s not wrong. It’s rarely one singular change that needs to be made, it is many incremental changes. And everything contributes.
“This is the first record where I’ve truly avoided compromise,” Moss continues. “I’ve said things exactly the way I wanted to, and didn’t really have the confidence to do that until now. This record was born out of embracing that fear of honesty and pushing past it.”
Elliot himself made the music video premiering today, and describes it as such: “While recording, ‘July 4’ served as a sonic touchstone for the record… you can hear bits and pieces of it in the other tunes, also. It really helps to have a way of measuring what fits and what doesn’t…I was fortunate that it came along first.”
A Change in Diet is out January 17 via Grand Jury. See Elliot Moss’ tour dates and the video below.
12/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere Zone One
02/06 – Washington, DC @ DC9
02/07 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
02/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
02/09 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
02/11 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
02/13 – Kansas City, MO @ Encore at The Uptown
02/14 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
02/15 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
02/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
02/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
02/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
02/25 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
02/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
02/27 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
02/28 – Ferndale, MI @ The Magic Bag
02/29 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
03/01 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ministere
03/21 – Monterrey, MX @ Pal Norte