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Following a feature in NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk Contest Entries We Can’t Stop Watching This Week,” Elizabeth Moen has released a digital single and animated music video for “Headgear” showing a story of resilience in the face of mental health challenges.
The singer/songwriter will be performing at Eddie’s Attic Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.
“The song ‘Headgear’ came after a bad morning headache,” Moen says. “After sinking into a depression and feeling like I couldn’t get out, then finally talking to others and embracing the ups and downs, I wrote this song congratulating myself on powering through a day and the little things. The video (the first animated video made by close friends) depicts the day via animated tarot cards, bright colors, and lively graphics. ‘Headgear’ shows our strength and vulnerability all in one.”
“Headgear” is the first new single Moen has released since her sophomore LP A Million Miles Away. Hailing from the small town of Vinton, Iowa located in the middle of the heartland, Moen taught herself how to play guitar as a teenager. It was peer pressure that caused her to write her first song and shortly thereafter, she immersed herself in the writing community of Iowa City while finishing up her studies in French and Spanish at the University of Iowa.