Gilli Moon, an Australian award-winning singer, song-writer, and producer, has just released her newest album Beautiful Mess Vol. 2, which is composed of 10 unique songs, 2 covers, and a bonus track. This is her 8th studio release, following the release of Beautiful Mess Vol. 1, and she continues to keep up with various conceptual themes throughout all of the tracks on her album. The second part of this two-part continuum has proved to further illuminate Gilli’s excellence.
Beautiful Mess encapsulates Gilli’s victorious 20 year tumultuous evolution as a polymedia artist who continues to push the envelope forging her entrepreneurial music career, as well as venturing into motherhood, in Los Angeles. Always conceptual in her albums, Gilli writes of the zig zag theory of her life story: growing up in an isolated bushland of Australia which toughened her focus and ambition, then arriving in LA to launch her label and successfully release 7 albums with her own strategies from the early millenium dotcom era. Gilli, truly, was a pioneer of being an ‘indie’ artist before it became fashionable. But life on the road for a decade has its ups and downs, and with the complete flip of the music business, gilli went into a creative pause to focus on motherhood of twins. During this time she reinvigorated her coaching for other artists, wrote 2 books, and slowly, at her own pace and time, record exquisite, quintessential ‘Gilli Moon originals’ that spoke about her journey evolving from that young and feisty warrior artist – to – grown-up mother, creator and entrepreneur.
Gilli admits, “I didn’t want to do the single releases and give you a tease. Just like how I splash paint on a canvas, I wanted to throw at you all of it. All at once. Dive into my beautiful mess sonically and swim in it like I swim in my own creativity.”
After a 10 year hiatus, she has allowed us the opportunity to binge her songs and experience them fully. Her original songs are catchy, raw, and relatable. Her covers are fresh and invigorating.
Beautiful Mess Vol. 2 organically follows the flow of Beautiful Mess Vol. 1, and it’s a bright spot in this dark, seemingly-never-ending pandemic.