Mokita (aka John-Luke Carter) always writes heartfelt music, and his new single ‘Inside Out’ is no exception.
Written during a time when Luke was battling depression, the track studies the battle of being human, and that it’s ok not to be ok.
Speaking on the track, Luke explains:
“I wrote ‘Inside Out’ during a time of my life where I was battling some major depression. I actually wrote the first half of the chorus when I was 17 when someone close to me was going through some major addiction issues. Years later the chorus kept coming back into my head as I was dealing with some similar issues of my own. I felt like I was chasing success simply for the sake of finding meaning. I wasn’t being a good friend because I was only focused on myself, trying to find meaning in places that only let me down. You can have the world, but if you don’t have people to share it with it’s meaningless and empty. I was struggling to believe that someone could love me for me; that if they fully knew me and saw my issues that there wasn’t any way I could be truly loved. This song at its heart is simply about the battle of being human, and knowing that we weren’t meant to have it all together.”
Producer and remix heavyweight (having put together remixes for Betty Who and soon, Maggie Rogers), Nashville’s John-Luke Carter, aka Mokita, is a singer/songwriter/producer and self-trained multi-instrumentalist known for his lyrical and buoyant electronic-based pop.
His heartfelt new single ‘Kiss & Tell’ is another addictive cut. Check out the video below.
If any UK-based readers want to know what sound is big in the US right now, this is it – the new one from Said The Sky and FRND called ‘Faded’.
Said The Sky is a classically-trained Berklee graduate, who has a great ear for infectious electronic melodies, whilst FRND is a producer who has a knack of fusing synth and pop elements into catchy sounds.
We still have FRND‘s ‘Friend’ looping around in our heads from five months ago, so we’re pretty happy to have a ‘Substitute’ track to get stuck in there instead.
FRND (pronounced Friend) is a self confessed video game enthused couch dweller by daytime and idiot-savant, sugar-fuelled extrovert by night. A split persona perhaps, but we’re not here to judge.
‘Substitute’ is a lush track with its emo-tinged vocals and smooth production, but don’t expect sympathy if there’s any form of BS involved,
“Substitute is about realizing you’re someone’s option while they are your priority. You know what you feel is real but they refuse to leave their comfort zone and commit to you. In other words, just break up with your bf already.”