The sunâ€™s a lightbulb, and the moon is a mirror.
That explanation of why the moon is visible even after the sun has come up is the jumping-off point for The Tragically Hipâ€™s meditation on our intimate relationships, â€œMorning Moon,â€ from their forthcoming album â€˜We Are The Sameâ€™ (Rounder/April 7). The first single from their new album, it will go to radio March 23rd.
Listen to the song here: http://www.myspace.com/thetragicallyhip
Says Hip frontman Downie, â€œthe inspiration for the song was a question from one of my kids, â€˜why can you still see the moon in the morning once the sky has turned blue?â€™ Kids ask these kinds of innocent things, but you have to be ready with an answer, you have to stay a step ahead of them.
â€œThatâ€™s really the theme of the record: me and you; him and her; the little things that we say to each other each day, and even the things we withhold. Our thoughts dwell on the people in our lives a lot more than we admit; weâ€™re always trying to relate, to make a connection. Thatâ€™s what this album is about.â€
The Tragically Hip kick off a 12-city U.S. tour May 7th in Philadelphia in support of â€˜We Are The Same.â€™