The Moon and I (stylized as "The Moon & I") is a solo music project from Montreal-based indie artist Eric Nguyen. A classically trained pianist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
A builder at heart, he originally graduated with a degree in Architecture, but later worked as a designer and front-end developer for many years. His interest to be involved in every aspect of production has translated to his music work where he writes, produces, and releases everything by himself.
His sound has been described as dreamlike and melancholic, drawing comparisons to Thom Yorke and James Blake. His musical palette mixes experimental analog synths, drum loops, and acoustic piano.
The single "Moon I" was critically lauded by tastemaker blogs like Obscure Sound, Gig Goer, and Crack in the Road. Its success made him one of the most blogged about artists on HypeMachine on its release. His single "Day In, Day Out" was included in Cult MTL's top 100 Montreal songs of 2020.
Having isolated himself in his apartment for 3 years while working remotely and producing music, he is slated to release a series of singles in 2021 leading up to a full album.