“‘Moodna, Once With Grace’ is a journey of lost romance,” says New York-based musician Gus Dapperton. “Particularly, it involves someone falling out of what they portray as love. The song is built like a platform to allow for listeners to paste in their own experience.”
Dapperton’s video for the track presents a melancholic falling out of love between himself and the fictitious Eliza, of which he drew on personal experience to create the narrative. “Moodna, Once With Grace” is somewhat of a moving calendar, exposing the different linear aspects of young adult life that inevitably derails relationships. Dates, rent, sex and partying are just a few of the variables.
“The ’80s were also a big influence on the film,” says Dapperton, referencing to the square format and color palette. “Moodna, Once With Grace” was directed by Matthew Dillon Cohen and produced by It’s Bongo Boy.
Watch the BULLETT premiere of “Moodna, Once With Grace,” below: