Half Moon Run at the FEQ: "It's going to be the show of our lives"

“During the pandemic, I was writing music, I was going to record it in the studio, I was walking my dog, I was going to the grocery store, I was cooking at home.

Half Moon Run at the FEQ: "It's going to be the show of our lives"

“During the pandemic, I was writing music, I was going to record it in the studio, I was walking my dog, I was going to the grocery store, I was cooking at home. I've gotten so used to this routine that it's hard to imagine that I'm going to play on a stage like the Plains of Abraham. »

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Yet it is the important step in their career that Dylan Phillips and his partners/friends of Half Moon Run, Devon Portielje and Conner Molander, will cross, Sunday evening, during the closing evening of the Festival d'été de Québec (FEQ ) 2022.

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“We are so excited to present the show. Our families will come from all over the country. It's going to be the show of our lives, ”confesses Dylan Phillips, with whom Le Journal recently discussed.

Not like a Super Bowl

This concert should have taken place in 2020. Half Moon Run had then been scheduled on the Plains, on an equal footing with the group The National.

A pandemic later, The National is no longer there, and Half Moon Run, armed with the famous carte blanche reserved for Quebec artists who make the Plains, finds itself alone at the front.

Only ? Not quite. The group announced that Daniel Bélanger and The Boulay Sisters would be attending the party, a fact that Dylan Phillips was careful not to reveal at the time of our interview.

The musician however explained that with the help of Pilou in the staging, Half Moon Run wishes to recreate the intimate character which made its reputation in show.

“The difficulty on a big stage is to communicate an energy like that. This is where Pilou helped us find ways to keep the feeling of intimacy, but on a huge stage, so that the people at the back of the crowd of 80,000 people also feel connected to this happening on stage. The idea is not to be like a Super Bowl halftime show. »

Upcoming album

Through it all, Half Moon Run finds time to create. An album is in the works and a publication in 2023 is envisaged.

According to Dylan Phillips, a show like the one on Sunday night is definitely going to have a positive effect on the band.

"I think it's going to put us on the right path, it's a confidence boost. I hope it will continue in the right direction for the future. »

►Half Moon Run will be in concert Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on the Plains of Abraham, preceded by Walk Off The Earth and Walk The Moon

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