TUNE School of X - Forgot Me On The Moon (Radio Edit)
School of X’s upcoming debut album Armlock, to be released on May 29, is a testament to changing perspectives. The album is set up to establish itself as a landmark in School of X’s discography with its unprecedented optimism, and “Forgot Me on the Moon” perfectly demonstrates this shift.
Ten years ago, a much younger Rasmus Littauer first wrote the chorus to an unfinished song out of anger, unable to take the initiative of moving on from a fading love. However, like his latest release “Bad Love”, “Forgot Me on the Moon” shows a newfound sense of resolve in the face of heartbreak and confusion.
Ten years later, the song has transformed into one of gratitude; for being left by a partner, and for now being able to see the relationship’s faults, which he couldn’t see at the time.
The song opens with a dark synth, briefly invoking a sombre guise. However, the illusion of melancholy is soon shattered by the strum of Littauer’s bright, 80’s-pop-anthem-like acoustic guitar.
“I didn’t lose you baby. You forgot me on the moon... Nothing bores me more than you do” he sings with bright timbre and a pervading sense of rejoice; as if we are peering through a telescope at School of X dancing on the lunar surface, having been forgotten there.
The music video for “Forgot Me on the Moon” was created by Rasmus Littauer himself, on his balcony during lockdown. His footage is mixed with stock footage from the early space expeditions, where the dynamics between earth and space symbolize the realisations Littauer expresses in the song.
“Forgot Me on the Moon” is the third and final single from School of X’s debut full length album Armlock, which will arrive on May 29. After nearly a decade of accompanying MØ on drums and releasing his own music under his epithet School of X, it is a long awaited debut. And in harmony with the theme of “Forgot Me on the Moon”, it is most certainly reason to rejoice.