Australian artist Golden Vessel drops the lunar visuals for ‘MOONSTONE feat. Elkkle & Akurei’. The track follows his signature genre-defying sound whilst the video follows a narrative based on real historical events; in 1998, US federal law enforcement launched an investigation into missing moon rocks from one of its original NASA trips into space on Apollo 11. The specimens once brought back to earth in 1969 were distributed across the world in the famous Goodwill Moon Rocks initiative, only to, nearly 30 years later, have mostly vanished or become untraceable. Watch Golden Vessel unfurl this mystery.
“I started telling them about the stolen moonstones and then morphed it into a metaphor for a conversation we were having earlier about missed opportunities and when we or friends miss out on something that should’ve been in reach (and the frustration around that). The stolen moonstones became the missed opportunities and we all started writing. We tried to sneak a few references from the different stories around stolen moon rocks into the song such as mentioning Joseph Gutheinz who was a NASA special agent tasked with recovering the missing rocks.” – Golden Vessel