Five Minutes With: Alternative Indie-Pop Artist The Moon & I

“The Moon & I” serves as the alias for Eric N, a singer-songwriter and producer hailing from Montreal. With a background in classical piano, this independent artist is renowned for crafting an alternative music style that is both cinematic and deeply introspective, brimming with emotion. Drawing inspiration from the likes of James Blake and Radiohead, “The Moon & I” skillfully melds pianos, synthesizers, and heartfelt vocals to fashion a unique sound that effortlessly oscillates between intimacy and grandeur.

His music has earned critical acclaim, solidifying his position as one of the most captivating emerging artists of the moment, receiving accolades such as being one of the “Most blogged about artists on HypeMachine” and boasting some of the “Best Montreal Songs on Cult MTL magazine.” “The Moon & I” has also enjoyed regular airplay on Radio-Canada and a feature on Hulu TV. Notably, he’s been granted awards from SOCAN/TD, RBCxMusic, and Prism Prize’s MVP Project for his video productions. His most recent EP, ‘Apperception,’ saw its release on September 29, 2023.

The Moon & I


The Moon & I


Alternative Indie-Pop



# of Albums:


Latest Album:

Apperception (EP)

Latest Single:

“Ocean Heart*

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

The Beatles. It started with their pop songs. And I remember trying to download every song I could get on Kazaa & Napster and thinking: “How is it possible that every song is a hit?”. My music taste evolved with them as they started getting more experimental on later records.

Favourite musician now:

Radiohead. Probably my biggest influence. I love how they’re able to combine experimental electronic sounds with traditional instruments like guitar, piano, and voice. There’s always something special in every song whether it’s an emotion, an unusual rhythm structure, or unexpected arrangements.

Guilty pleasure song:

“Gonna Fly Now” (aka the Rocky theme song). For when you’re at the gym and need that extra push.

Live show ritual:

Try not to eat something too heavy beforehand and stay hydrated.

Favourite local musician:


EP or LP?

LP. There’s an art in being able to immerse someone in a different universe for 40 minutes.

Early bird or night owl?

A night owl trying to survive in an early bird world.

Road or studio?


Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Facebook | Youtube | TikTok


Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Hoàng Oanh Sandwich for a quick tasty banh mi.

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

Wellington Street probably, but I’ll say Boul. Décarie for nostalgia reasons as I grew up in Ville Saint-Laurent. It’s not overcrowded and there are lots of nice local restaurants to try out.

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Parc Île de la Visitation is where I escape to when I need some alone time away from the city to walk around and just reconnect with nature a bit.

What is your favourite music venue in your city?


What is your favourite music store in your city?

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