Platinum-selling recording artist Mooski returns today with his debut project “Melodic Therapy 4 the Broken,” out now via Capitol Records. A raw and vulnerable work of art, Mooski bravely bares his soul on each track allowing listeners a rare glimpse inside his heart & mind. Listen HERE.
Mooski opens up the project with a confident anthem saluting where he’s from, appropriately titled “Bama Boy.” On the record Mooski melodically sings “I can’t show no love because I’m too scarred, though I got a big heart I got no room for it” as he then goes on to share the pain he feels from the loss of his father and not being able to share these moments with him. Mooski rounds the song out with an infectious chant “Don’t get caught in the glamour and glory,” foreshadowing what’s to come on the remainder of the project.
Stand out records include the Anthony Hamilton sampled “Counting Time,” which finds Mooski reimagining Hamilton’s classic “Charlene.” On the song, Mooski reminisces on a relationship that ran its course while pleading with his lover for a second chance. After looking inward on contemplative tracks like “Counting Time,” the breakthrough artist lets loose on “Scuba Diving.” On the instantly hummable anthem, Mooski counts down the minutes until he can see his girl again. “She says do you miss me or not, she says do you miss me or what,” he sings. “Girl, you know I miss you a lot.” Mooski wears his heart on his sleeve. The song’s tone is reflected by the video, which finds the singer crooning in a white room, with fluorescent lights alternating between blue and pink. This footage is juxtaposed with a couple of dancers doing their thing.
Mooski’s willingness to be open about personal experience has captivated a massive—and growing—audience. “I talk about the unspoken,” he says. Another stand out track is “Soul Bleed,” where Mooski once again finds himself opening his heart and mind for fans. Over somber yet thumping production, he spills every raw feeling about a scarring romantic relationship. “Shawty broke my heart and made my soul bleed,” he sings, his rolling melodic delivery overflowing with pain. “They tried to warn me ’bout you, but I didn’t listen / Don’t need a virus to tell me to keep my distance.” In every line, Mooski conveys regret with refreshing transparency.
Leading up to “Melodic Therapy 4 the Broken,” Mooski won over fans with soul-baring hits like “Scuba Diving,” “Soul Bleed,” and “Track Star,” which has become an online sensation, racking up 475+ million views on TikTok & 42+ million global streams. The “Track Star” TikTok challenge inspired videos from Keyshia Cole, Lala Anthony, Dream Doll, and Halle Berry, among others. Additionally, Trey Songz and Jacquees both remixed it.
Before releasing music, Mooski served a four-year tenure in the Marine Corps. He left the service to pursue his true passion and started releasing freestyle videos on social media. Surprised by the response, he soon realized that vulnerable stories got the most traction. “Melodic Therapy 4 the Broken” is another testament to Mooski’s work ethic, unflinching introspection, and continued artistic growth. Few artists can turn personal experiences into universal hits, but Mooski continues to show and prove.
Twin Hector Drops “Special”
Platinum-selling recording artist Twin Hector releases the intoxicating and alluringly disruptive new music video for his single “Special”. Striking a perfect balance between decadent R&B soundscapes and addictive pop melodies, Twin Hector will push you over the edge with his sensual sonic daydream. Written about a divine union, “Special” is an all-enthralling love song about a deeply passionate connection.
Directed by Ben Tyler / Left Hand Films and Tai’Yon Hector himself, the visual for “Special” was inspired by R&B legend D’Angelo and captures Twin Hector in an intimate, black and bronzed aesthetic.Twin Hector takes his time, drenching you in a seductive wonderland of pulsating beats and heavenly vocals as he muses over his soulmate. “There ain’t nobody I’d choose over you.”
Watch Twin Hector’s video for “Special” for a sweltering, sultry experience that will leave your racing.
MICHAL MICHAL WANTS YOU TO ‘KNOW ME BETTER’ ON FRESH SINGLE FEATURING JAYD
So nice, you can’t help but spin it twice. Michal Michal kept his foot on the gas with his latest love-torn offering, “KNOW ME BETTER,” on Dec. 1. Featuring JayD and production from SK THE PLUG, the new single, which is Michal’s second release this month, is yet another head-turning effort that demands more than a first listen. Layered with woozy 808s, fleeting vocals and unbridled personality, ”KNOW ME BETTER” is packed with a barrage of Michal’s raspy flairs – a distinct hallmark of his sound. Continuing to embody his youthful aura, Michal ultimately has his sights set on searching for “the one” with “KNOW ME BETTER,” as JayD’s mesmerizing hook expertly plays into the sample-clad cut. “After all these years that we’ve been together, I thought you would know me better,” it hypnotically drones, Stringing together strong performances all year, following the success of his previous track “DON’T BLAME THE KIDS” and Summer’s End, which is now his top track on Spotify and Apple Music, it’s better to know of Michal Michal before he takes off.
Check it out here!
Emerging Alt Hip-Hop Star Kembe X Shares New Song “Rolling Stoned”
Isaiah Rashad joins Windy City wordsmith Kembe X for his Hippie Sabotage produced cut “Rolling Stoned.” A thought-provoking masterpiece that cleverly disguises its depth with wordplay and ethereal Alternative Hip-Hop instrumentation, “Rolling Stoned” invites listeners to embark on a journey of hidden meanings and insights. Serving as yet another teaser to the Top Dawg Entertainment affiliate’s forthcoming ‘Sleep Paralysis’ project, it may initially appear as brash rap but the record unfurls into a profound exploration of personal growth, dreams, and self-discovery.
“When we made this song in September 2021 it felt like a reunion and an opportunity to show Hippie Sabotage, I’m not the same person who moved from Chicago to LA and crashed on their couch. It was a chance to demonstrate my newfound confidence in my creative abilities and a willingness to adopt a fresh approach to music. It’s not a reinvention of my artistry, but a shedding of old skin and a dreamy exploration of a new version of myself, deeply connected to my psychedelic discoveries,” shares the Chicago native in a press statement when asked about his “Pole Vaulting” follow-up.
Known for his work with artists such as REASON, Guapdad4000, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul, Kembe X stands as a beacon of innovation in a musical landscape often mired in conformity. His music, with over 10M+ UGC views on TikTok and 5M+ views on YouTube, has ignited a cultural wave, resonating across platforms. Accumulating a staggering 30M+ Spotify streams, Kembe X’s tracks encapsulate the essence of his artistry.
Beyond mere numbers, Kembe X’s compositions, from the introspective depths of “Voices” and “Cozy Forever” to the bluesy contemplation of “Body Language” and “Anyway,” paint a poignant picture of battling depression, touching hearts and minds. His magnetic stage presence has left an indelible mark, from headlining the Hippie Sabotage Tour in 2016 to sharing the stage in the ScHoolboy Q CrasHtalk Tour in 2019, not to mention legendary performances at Rolling Loud Miami from 2014 to 2017 and Rolling Loud Los Angeles 2017, solidifying his status as a festival favorite.
Stream Kembe X’s “Rolling Stoned” on your DSP of choice via BMR / The Orchard and watch his live performance recap of “Pole Vaulting” at Red Rocks.