New York native Monica Moser is a singer-songwriter that currently writes and records in Nashville, TN. Making the move to Nashville in 2012, Monica Moser was incredibly attracted to the energy that resided within Nashville and made the ultimate decision to transform her life. Integrating herself within music at the young age of 10, Monica Moser always knew that her attraction to music was irrefutable. It wasn't until 8 years later that Monica felt compelled to release her own music! Taking the time to ultimately craft her vocal sound, we've been receiving sonically dynamic sound ever since. Recently, Monica has released more of her Indie/Pop stylings, titled "Feeling For You".
As an overview, we felt the track was very rich in a flexible way. Monica's vocals have always appeared silky and organized in a very flowing way. "Feeling For You" holds a very soft and tranquil melody throughout the track. Monica Moser has the kind of vocal style that easily glides across your senses and sounds crystal clear, free of any impurities. That's what we're most compelled towards, the purity of her sound. There's an essence to "Feeling For You" that appears angelic and almost ethereal, which is why we consider this track of Monica's to be very meditative. The music video of the track matched the delicately harmonious sound of "Feeling For You", featuring smooth and rhythmic dance interpretations. Within the video, listeners are taken along an expressive journey that is both stimulating and thought-provoking. Here, Monica Moser gives listeners the opportunity to interpret the overall message of the track with a dynamic visual. Monica Moser ultimately delivers a resonant sound for listeners with "Feeling For You", and we felt closer with the artist as a result.
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Welcome, Monica Moser! The music video for your recent single "Feeling For You" has recently debuted! How did the process of choosing the choreography for the music video go about in order to ensure the message of the song was relayed in the most effective way? Thank you! Yes - so excited! Natalie Beerman (the dancer) and I went to college together and actually had worked on some performances in the past. I knew she was the perfect person for this project because not only is she just such a talented choreographer and dancer in general, I also knew already that we collaborated so well together. She didn’t just want to choreograph a cool dance to my song to show off her prowess — she wanted to tell the story. We started this process along time ago, so I’m actually having trouble remembering when certain ideas came into fruition, but we all had the basic concepts of wanting to utilize light and dark and to express disorientation via a blindfold. When I say we, that includes Dylan Byrnes, the filmography and also producer of this reimagined version. He decided we needed to produce a new version to give the song a more dance feel. And I’m so glad we did! When Natalie was choreographing, she texted me to ask more about the background of the song and why I wrote it because she really wanted to embody that feeling. She left parts of the dance up to improv so she could really authentically express the song in the moment. Would you say that "Feeling For You" reflected any personal aspects of your life? Would you consider yourself the type of artist that prefers to share real and authentic experiences from your own life within your music? Definitely. The opening line: “I’ve been away too long to even deserve the right to know what’s going on in your heart” popped into my head as I received a text from a friend I had had a falling out with. I’m glad I wrote this song after I had a lot of space from the hurt because I feel like sometimes when I write in the midst of hurt, it’s a bit too subjective and selfish. At that point, I could see both sides and I think the song was able to convey the holistic story of a broken relationship. Do you typically hope for open interpretation with your music, or do you prefer to aim to impart a specific message to your listeners? I think the listener’s experience with a song is just as, if not more, important than the writer’s original intent for it. I think it’s equally exciting and meaningful when someone gets exactly the message I was attempting to express in a song as when someone gains a totally new and different meaning from it. In some of my favorite artists’ songs I think I know exactly what certain lyrics mean. And other times, I don’t totally know what they mean. But I know how they make me feel. Having a background in musical theatre, as well as classical voice training, do you feel that your music was able to propel and grow in a more accelerated way? Well I did have a producer tell me once he rarely has to make big edits to my vocals and I told him my background and he said “Oh, that makes sense!” Classical and jazz are our roots. Just like it’s so important for a dancer to start with ballet, I think it’s crucial for a vocalist to start with our earliest genres and learn those classical techniques. I think it’s definitely helped me know where to place things vocally and sustain notes, and I think my background in theatre has really helped my stage presence when performing! Being yourself on stage is much scarier and more vulnerable than playing a part, but I learned I can kind of step into “performer Monica” when on stage, and that helps my confidence. Tell us a bit about the music video production! Did you face any challenges? We did for sure, but honestly, we could’ve faced many more than we did! First off, the location was a yoga studio in Franklin, TN Dylan had rented. The drive is about a half-hour from Nashville and it was a beautiful crisp day in February. But, we all drove separately, and as it got darker and darker I got a bit more nervous to be alone and then I lost service. Needless to say, I was a bit freaked! They got there not too long after I arrived and I spoke with the owner so all was good. The huge hanging light in the video was a Dylan Byrnes original. Those usually cost thousands of dollars so he constructed his own. Which was amazing! But he couldn’t bring it completely assembled. We only had 2 hours in the space and the first hour was spent screwing in lightbulbs and hanging the light from the ceiling. We started filming and it was going great. We got several takes and were about to tear down when we watched some of it back. None of us loved any of the takes. We didn’t want to overstay our welcome, and thankfully our very gracious owners didn’t kick us out or charge us more for going over, but they got about 5 more takes, which ended up including the final one, while I brought things to my car so it looked like we were leaving! Nothing like working under pressure. What can we expect to see next from you? Obviously we live in very uncertain times right now. Thankfully I started working on a single with Dylan before the quarantine, so he’s able to make progress on that now. I was also planning on traveling to New York early May to work on another single with the producer who produced my first EP Human Heart, and to also play a couple shows there and in Boston. But everything right now is on hold - but hopefully not for too long! All I can say now is that I started playing shows with SoFar Sounds this winter in Charlotte, Denver, Louisville and Chicago, and I plan on playing more of those and releasing new music later this year!