Moxiie pulls no punches in her latest single, “Complicated” featuring producer Swish Allnet. It is a deeply R&B track that is heavily influenced by alternative and pop and is flush with infectious 808s and dark, politically-charged lyrics. Out of the gate, she is on the offensive, “Violence as American as apple pie” and later quips, “Timeless and American as red white lies/I’ve been sleeping so long just opened my eyes/To you it’s just a song, to me it’s just my life”.
The Brooklyn-native is trying to find her place in this world and “Complicated” is a major leap forward. “I wrote “Complicated” out of a combination of frustration and acceptance. I was thinking about the American dream, the current landscape in popular music and where I belong,” Moxiie mused. “My whole life, I’ve never quite fit into any box. I feel like I’ve been chased by what others think I am or should be, and with this song I’m accepting that I can’t control that. The only thing I have control over is me and my music. It’s empowering to release that outer-pressure. The space between who I am and what’s expected is just “complicated.””
And better yet, Moxiie has found a way to move the genre of R&B forward with heartfelt lyrics and a sense of style and fluidity that recalls the greats like Prince and Michael Jackson while maintaining a fresh, modern feel. This is exactly what is needed to put R&B back on the map. “Complicated” is socially aware and when an artist, like Moxiie, writes personal and intimate material, it is hard not to be captivated. This is the type of art that the world needs.
The brand new single, “Complicated” featuring Swish Allnet, by Moxiie is available now on iTunes or feel free to stream it on SoundCloud below!
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