"End of the World"

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Check out an exclusive cover of "End of the World" by Joe Moralez. The song was inspired by the original 1962 recording by Skeeter Davis. The song was written by Arthur Kent and lyricist Sylvia Dee.

Davis recorded her version with sound engineer Bill Porter on June 8, 1962, at the RCA Studios in Nashville, produced by Chet Atkins, and featuring Floyd Cramer. Released by RCA Records in December 1962, "The End of the World" peaked in March 1963 at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 (behind "Our Day Will Come" by Ruby & the Romantics), No. 2 on the Billboard country singles, No. 1 on Billboard's easy listening, and No. 4 on Billboard's rhythm and blues. It is the first, and, to date, only time that a song cracked the Top 10 on all four Billboard charts. Billboard ranked the record as the No. 3 song of 1963.

I heard the original Skeeter Davis recording playing over the scene of a movie and stopped what I was doing to learn it. In the process I decided to record my own version of the song. This track represents the peaceful chirp of a sparrow in the middle of a hail storm. It's the perfect blend of chaos and beauty in one moment. This recording is dedicated to my precious pup, Maddie. It's been 1 year since she went missing.

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"Owls in the Night" EP

OUT NOW

“Owls in the Night” is the latest single from Awake or Sleeping, releasing May 29, 2018. The track fuses together elements of pop and EDM for a colorful and soulful call to arms. This party track with perspective was co-written by Joe Moralez, Miguel Lara, Nicolas Blomberg and Davide Fant and produced at Sound Chalet in Los Angeles, California. Along with this capable team, producer Miguel Lara clearly brings his own strong instinct to the project, shaped from previous collaborations with the likes of Daft Punk, Coldplay, Justin Bieber and Frank Ocean.

Though the melody and lyrics echo a haunting mantra, the song evokes a question only the individual listener can answer. On this notion of creating a dance tune infused with a higher perspective, Awake or Sleeping believes:

“Every project we've released has been this sort of experiment to see what we can cook up without really knowing exactly where we’re going. We wanted to create something different from our previous release (Falling) that packed a bigger musical punch while lyrically embracing the listener to the idea that in this everyday hustle and grind, we can exist to make a positive difference as we strive for greatness.”

“Owls in the Night” takes the listener well beyond the twilight hours, and whether it’s played before the sun sets or rises, this is the woke summer anthem you’ve been waiting for. You can download and stream “Owls in the Night” on the EP of the same name, May 29th!

 
 

Track Listing

  1. Owls in the Night

  2. Hummingbird

  3. Planes

 

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Bandcamp Exclusive!

"I'M ON MY WAY"

It isn't everyday that we get to celebrate the release of new music, which is why today is special! We have an exclusive release of Joe Moralez's latest single and Sound Chalet collaboration, I'm On My Way, available exclusively at Bandcamp!

Allow this brand new track to wet your whistle for what's to come! New City of Angels EP out Summer 2018!

NOW AT BANDCAMP

Nic and Davide from Sound Chalet reached out and asked me to be a part of this track they were working on with a friend from Italy, Mattia Gysi. They had already started production but needed a topline to finish off the track. Mattia had sent the guys a short voice memo with a rad melody idea but no lyrics. His idea was enough to spark the rest as I finished up melodies and lyrics while the guys worked on production. The song turned into a really beautiful pop track about chasing love. Every time I hear it I can’t help but think how great it would be in a Pixar film!
— Joe Moralez
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New Music at Musicbed

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Two Brand New Singles

"City of Angels" and "On Fire"

ETP is excited to announce the first of several music drops for all of our filmmaker friends -- two brand new Joe Moralez singles; City of Angels and On Fire -- now available for your next project at Musicbed.

The majority of 2017 was spent in the studio working on a ton of new music with my friends at Sound Chalet in Los Angeles. I can't wait for you to hear what we've been cooking up! The strings in the production are huge! It's the most complex project I've ever been a part of. So proud of what we've created!

All of the new music will release on iTunes and Spotify and wherever else digital music is sold or streamed. Stay tuned!

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"Falling" - New Single

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I'm excited to announce the release of my latest Awake or Sleeping single, Falling. This track was produced by Nicolas Blomberg and Davide Fant at Sound Chalet in Los Angeles, CA. This is the first of a string of projects I've been working on with this incredible music team. Stay tuned for more new music in 2018!

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"Imagination" - New 5 Song EP

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Awake or Sleeping, the indie-pop moniker of Los Angeles based artist, Joe Moralez, comes to life with his latest EP, Imagination. It's the second project alongside producer Steven Solomon (James Arthur, Christina Perri, David Cook, 5 Seconds of Summer) following their 2015 release, Interstellar Hearts.

Working with Steve is always magical because we always seem to strike gold whenever we write together. This time was no different. We were able to balance the brightness of our first project with something a little darker, honest and more personal.

Production started up in Portland, Oregon with producer, Troy Welstad, who co-wrote and co-produced Hocus Pocus and AM Nights. Moralez and Solomon teamed up with Grammy Award winning songwriter and producer, David Hodges (Evanescence, Blink-182, Daughtry, Carrie Underwood) to compose the title track of the EP.

Somewhere within, I believe we have a limitless ability to create a perfect world despite the manmade limitations set before us. ‘Imagination’ is the soundtrack behind this epic inner battle between the ego and spirit while searching for truth.

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