If there’s one thing you can count on with Country newcomer, Niko Moon, it’s a good time — literally. Moon released his debut album, Good Time Friday, and the title says it all.
With a commitment to optimism, fresh Country beats and uplifting lyrics, every song on the album is intended to boost fans into a “glass half full” view on life.
“Before I started making the album, I took a couple of months to just think about what I wanted it to sound like,” shared Moon. “The main thing I wanted the music to be is, I wanted every song to make you feel good, I wanted it to feel positive… I’m always lookin’ for the light at the end of the tunnel, I just think it’s a better way to live life.”
Moon’s positive perspective shines through like a ray of sunshine with 14 tracks, co-produced by Niko himself, alongside Joshua Murty. Also contributing to the project as a songwriter, and inspiration for several songs, was Moon’s wife, Anna.
In honor of the release, Niko walked us through each track on the album sharing behind-the-scenes stories, inspiration, and why he found it important to include a cover track of Travis Tritt’s, “A Great Day To Be Alive.”
“No Sad Songs”
“I was driving down the road one day and I heard three sad songs come on in a row," said Niko. “It was a nice day and the windows were down, I was feeling good and I just thought to myself, ‘I don’t wanna hear no sad songs right now, this is not my mood!' Sometimes that is the mood, but that time it wasn’t.”
Some of life’s happiest moments are spent with best friends, so Niko knew he had to include a track dedicated to his three best friends from home. Listen to what he had to share about his friends and the new track below.