Is August Moon from The Idea of You a real band?

In The Idea of You, Solène’s daughter, Izzy, is a former fan of August Moon, a popular boy band that has been on top for years.

As a ten-year-old kid, Izzy used to love the boy band August Moon. In the film, she and her friends are going to Coachella, where the band will be performing.

Izzy is turning 17 in the film, and she no longer adores August Moon the way she used to. They have become too seventh grade for her now.

However, her mother, Solène, ends up meeting and dating Hayes Campbell, a member of the boy band.

Much like every boy band in the world, August Moon is living the same life and is on the verge of losing their fame, soon to possibly become D-list celebrities.

Is August Moon a real band?

The Idea of You is based on the 2017 book of the same name by Robinne Lee. August Moon is a fictional boy band from the book that has now become real.

Ahead of the film’s release, August Moon has released original music, which is available on various music streaming platforms. The band members also have their own social media accounts.

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Nicholas Galitzine sings all of August Moon’s songs as Hayes Campbell

However, only Nicholas Galitzine sings the August Moon songs. The creators wanted the other four members to be dancers, and hence professional dancers Viktor White, Dakota Adan, Raymond Cham, Jr., and Jaiden Anthony were cast as the other band members.

The sound of August Moon

Since the soundtrack plays a major role in the movie, the creators had to assemble an all-star team to develop August Moon and provide them with compelling music that makes them worthy of performing at Coachella.

The music of August Moon sounds too similar to that of One Direction, and Savan Kotecha, the lead songwriter and producer for The Idea of You, is responsible here.

Kotecha has been known for writing and producing songs such as The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” Ariana Grande’s “Break Free,” and, of course, One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful”.

However, Kotecha has claimed that they didn’t take any real-life references for the band’s music. They started from scratch. It never entered Kotecha’s mind that the music was similar to One Direction’s until ‘Dance Before We Walk’ from the film was released.

Robinne Lee has also said that the band is not based on One Direction. However, the lead character of the film, Hayes Campbell, is somewhat inspired by Harry Styles. He is a mix of Harry Styles and Prince Harry, the boy Lee dreams of.


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