Following an ill-fated attempt to launch themselves in Germany and a hefty studio bill that led to the band deciding to take a break in 2017, Oslo-based Ludvig Moon returns with Heaving For Oxygen. Sweet breathy harmonies flutter above, beneath, and through driving drums that collide with soaring guitars and strings. It’s like the fragrant scent of summer bursting and blooming from the maw of a titan with inextinguishable energy, breathless and awake. Taken off their forthcoming album, “Vanilla”, Ludvig Moon spoke on their past and the album’s process: “When we released our debut album, the band was everyone’s main focus, and everything revolved around that. An unsuccessful attempt to launch the band in Germany, the cost of keeping seven people on the road, cars breaking down and mounting studio bills caused much of the desire to play in a band to evaporate. We decided that the best idea would be to take a long break. During that time, several of us began to write music individually. Vocals were recorded in living rooms, and songs were written in cabins and on the road. We began to share this new material with one another, and we suddenly had an album.” “Vanilla” is due out April 2020.