Billy Moon’s new video for “S L Y” is a tender look at young suburban romance, that specific type of love in which moments are defined by whether someone’s parents are home and what limited activities are available. Part of the romance resides in simply driving around with nothing to do but dream and be in each other’s presence.
For Billy Moon, “S L Y” has been in the works for about seven years when he first got the idea for the chorus. “Originally, I thought of it as an apology to every girl I’ve ever dated, given they probably all deserve better,” he says. Of the video’s couple, Olivia and Elena, Billy Moon considers them “one of the cutest couples I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.” Watching them made him “feel like a soulless limp of skin.” He adds, “I hope that everyone can find someone like that.”
On this Valentine’s Day, we hope so, too.
“S L Y” is lifted from Billy Moon’s latest EP, I’ll Push the Pedals and You Steer. He will be releasing a debut album later this year.