Don't Do It for the Payoff

A View of Earth from the Moon

Don't Do It for the Payoff
Performed By A View of Earth from the Moon
Album UPC 798577104428
CD Baby Track ID TR0003518927
Label A View of Earth from the Moon
Released 2017-12-01
BPM 146
Rated 0
ISRC QZ9RW1700006
ISWC T-920666918-3
Year 2017
Spotify Plays 963
Songtrust Track ID 2496034
Writer Jonathan Matthew Fickes
Songwriter ID 67932
Pub Co CD Baby Publishing
Composer Jonathan Matthew Fickes
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Publishing
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - Washington
Lyrics Language English


A View of Earth from the Moon’s debut LP, Closer to a Ghost, is an unashamed mashup of noisy 90’s Britpop, uninhibited garagey rudeness, and anthemic melodies that take the listener to a place where loudness is king.

“I’m out there on my own with this one. I guess you could call it a solo record because this was the first time I did everything by myself. No live band in the studio, just me racking up countless hours of studio time, haha.”

“Closer to a Ghost” is meant for an audience that likes loud and unapologetic rock ‘n’ roll. The album celebrates being “over the top” and many of Fickes’s influences are unmistakable. It’s “everything I’ve always wanted a record to be.” The twelve exciting tracks exhibit everything from blind irreverence to crippling obsession; from selfless love to complete emptiness; from boundless joy to unshakable regret.

Singer/songwriter, Jonathan Fickes, is the sum of a farm town childhood spent listening to 60’s pop, a young adulthood playing folk music in

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