Timeless tracks. Heartwarming melodies. Choruses that anchor themselves in your head. A golden voice.
Those are the deadliest weapons in the extensive arsenal of Mooneye, nom de plume of Michiel Libberecht. At the tender age of twenty-five he’s ready to conquer the Low Countries with his songwriting talent - and that’s just for starters.
‘Mooneye’ EP, released by the Belgian label Mayway Records, was more than a warning shot. Libberecht’s spring-fresh, vaguely melancholic indie pop/folk stood out at first listen, prompting comparisons with Kevin Morby, Fleet Foxes and even the legendary Roy Orbison . Libberecht and his tight live band ooze stage presence and know how to bring a venue up to temperature in no time.
At a nailbiting media event in January 2019, Mooneye’s ‘Thinking About Leaving’ was announced as the winner of Studio Brussel’s De Nieuwe Lichting. De Standaard newspaper on ‘Thinking About Leaving’: “The song is reminiscent of Vampire Weekend minus the exoticism, Novastar with added punch or Beirut without the trumpets. Whatever you choose to call it: the song is exciting and expertly finished.”