Here's Willy Moon

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Here's Willy Moon
Studio album by Willy Moon
Released 8 April 2013
Recorded 2012
Genre Indie pop, rock and roll, noise pop, alternative dance
Label Island
Willy Moon chronology
Willy Moon EP
(2012)
Here's Willy Moon
(2013)
Singles from Here's Willy Moon
  1. "Yeah Yeah"
    Released: 10 September 2012
  2. "My Girl"
    Released: 5 March 2013

Here's Willy Moon is the debut studio album of New Zealander singer, Willy Moon. The album will be released through Interscope Records on 9 April 2013. The album fused various genres together, with elements of rock and roll, indie pop, noise pop and alternative dance.

The first single featured was "Yeah Yeah". The song samples Wu-Tang Clan's 1993 song "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta Fuck Wit" from the rap group's debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).[1]

Released on 10 September 2012, the track achieved moderate commercial success, featuring in an Apple iPod commercial.[2] The track charted in Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Scotland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Moon's second single, "My Girl" was released on 5 March 2013, a month prior to the release of the album. The full audio of the track was released in February 2013

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Independent 4/5 stars
The Daily Star (8/10)
The Guardian 3/5 stars[3]
No Ripcord (6/10)
NME 2/5 stars[4]
The Sun 3.5/5 stars
Q (8/10)

Here's Willy Moon received generally favourable reviews from most music critics. On Metacritic, Moon's debut album has an average rating of 68 from music critics.

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single, "Yeah Yeah", featured in Apple's iPod commercial in late 2012 and peaked at 26 in the UK charts and 18 in Billboard's 'Rock' chart.

Other singles did not chart, however have featured on TV commercials ('I Wanna Be Your Man', 'What I Want', and 'Working for the Company') and video game soundtracks ('Railroad Track').

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Get Up (What You Need)"   3:17
2. "Railroad Track"   2:25
3. "Yeah Yeah"   2:44
4. "What I Want"   2:06
5. "Fire"   2:26
6. "I Wanna Be Your Man"   1:51
7. "Working for the Company"   2:40
8. "Shakin'"   2:08
9. "She Loves Me"   1:42
10. "I Put a Spell On You"   2:08
11. "My Girl"   2:53
12. "Murder Ballad"   2:29

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Willy Moon's Yeah Yeah sample of Wu-Tang Clan's Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta Fuck Wit". WhoSampled.com. 
  2. ^ "Apple - iPod - TV Ad - Bounce". 
  3. ^ Hann, Michael (4 April 2013). "Willy Moon: Here's Willy Moon – review". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Mackay, Emily (2 April 2013). "Willy Moon - 'Here's Willy Moon'". NME. NME.com. Retrieved 9 April 2013.