Texas born, Tift Merritt soon relocated to North Carolina. Standing the Moon counts as her 5th studio release. Tift Merritt always constructed finely crafted songs. Her songwriting reamins the backbone of her career. Her previous album , Another Country, caught the attention of Rick Rubin among many other heavies in the music world.
Jim James of My My Morning Jacket contributes to the harmonies on “Feel of the World” Emmit Rhodes’ “Live To Love You Die’", a Kelly Logins song “Danny Song”. “MixTapes” indicates See On The Moon with all transfer well to a live audience.
“Thinks That Everybody" echoes distant songs of Joni Mitchell. This piano ballad tells vivid images that operate on the nebulous enemies of any relationships. “Feel The Word”, a piano driven tune that contains a local subterranean sound—so far, this album maintains a sonic undercurrent…a low key approach where Merrtt’s voice injects a silver wise voice with such command over her amazing vocal chords.
All the Reasons “We Don’t Have to “Fight” seems like letter of change on a relationship bound to fade. The title track proves Merritt’s close-to-the bones worrdgrams in song. Such a quiet musical "ive Til You Die’. “See You On the Moon” counts as another quite song,..as if cool April breeze were blowing through white bedroom shades. "Danny’s Song” spins a yarn your groindmother may have sang around the stove in the Ozark Mountains. See On On the Moon only continues Merritt's prodigious songwritrint trait. If you like low-key, dim-lit music...there is your collection. “After Today Closes See You on the Moon” and and upholds the low-lifdded calming tunes on this collection. Merritt never diappoints.