Different Moon was founded in 2015 by North Carolina (USA) songwriter Jim Piper. Over twenty years earlier during high school, Piper met a fellow keyboardist and songwriter, Mike Smith, and they began collaborating and recording songs never released to the public. Then at the early age of 37, Smith passed away. Piper decided to honor his friend by reaching out to a L.A. music studio to assist with the production of the debut Different Moon EP Desert Rain in 2015, thereby introducing to the public five songs co-written by Smith and Piper.
Encouraged by interest from new fans and driven by a passion for music, Piper decided to continue writing and releasing new songs as Different Moon. Between 2016 and 2020, Piper released two additional EP’s and ten singles, and received over twenty international songwriting nominations. The music of Different Moon continues to evolve, but its foundation is a blend of alternative, pop, and rock melodically crafted together.