Several people, like art-pop singer Jessica Carter Altman, have been attracted by the eerie energy that comes from the moon while it is partially hidden from view.
The “Blood Moon,” or complete lunar eclipse, is a spectacular celestial event that draws surprise and wonders from onlookers due to its striking crimson colouration and otherworldly appearance.
Altman has written a captivating new song called “Blood Moon” that was inspired by her experience with the blood moon and that delves into the symbolic importance of the eclipse in connection to a life-altering emotional condition.
Her emotional composition is a struggle with need, desire, and fundamental forces that are as mysterious and uncontrolled as the heavenly event itself.
Altman’s evocative poetry is perfectly paired with atmospheric instrumentals, drawing inspiration from stories of sexual freedom, the occult, the supernatural, mythology, and film noir.
The song creates an enticing audio tapestry with the use of synthesisers, processed guitars, sensual backing vocals, and seductive rhythms, all of which serve to draw the listener further into the song’s emotional and aural vortex.
The “Blood Moon” music video adds to the eerie vibe already in Altman’s work. In a scene straight out of a Hollywood film, the singer soars over a frightening landscape until finding sanctuary in a cosy home lighted only by candles.
The film features the red moon as a vehicle for reconnecting with one’s shadow self and the forces that drive us and is steeped with occult mysticism, sexuality, and ritual.
Jessica Carter Altman’s work is one of a kind because it combines naiveté with experience, worldly worries and heavenly aspirations. Her evocative remixes carry the reverberations of the past, which reveal hidden meanings between the words.
At one point in the song video, Altman and her stand-in wear wolf masks and progressively remove them to expose the singer’s shocked visage.
This precise instant represents the intricate duality that permeates her work: the perfect balance between the illuminating and the dark, the artistic and everyday, the familiar and the unfamiliar.