Review & Press Interview: ‘Melodic Therapy 4 The Broken’ by Mooski

Coming from a religious family, Mooski’s music is deeply rooted in his early experience with Gospel music. His imperfect vocal line has a unique soulfulness that feels special and rare in the music scene. The Alabama artist’s debut album, released on Feb 2022, Melodic Therapy 4 The Broken, takes on the artist’s mission to reach to souls and hearts around the world. Every listener could easily find a piece of themselves resonating with Mooski’s melodic therapy in a profound way. There’s no doubt that Mooski will grow to become a global phenomenon.

From a young age, Mooski has been a dedicated child, giving himself fully to church as his family raised him to be. The artist shared his story growing up in Alabama as the foundation for his spirit and who he is as a music. In the four years he served in the Marine Corps, he dedicated himself 100% to the mission while music was playing quietly in the background, waiting for the right time to take the world by storm. When asked why he decided to take the chance with music instead, Mooski mentioned that he felt that it was time for his passion for music to blossom in the way it deserved, which was exactly what happened when his early tracks blew up on Tik Tok, becoming the music that millions of people around the world share and dance to.

Following the positive impacts his music had with people, Mooski finds joy spreading melodic melodies through his creativity. Every track on Melodic Therapy 4 The Broken evokes a sense of warmth and healing, whether through a fine toned electric guitar line or his organic and vibrant melodies. Mooski’s music has the ability to casts away worries and negativities, while surrounding you with golden, floral clouds.

“Counting Time” makes a strong introduction to Mooski as the song exposes listeners to the charming rawness that makes him so different from others. “Melodic Therapy,” on the other hand, appeals to a larger audience with its well-refined sounds and ear-candy melodies. “Soul Blend” is keen to the artist’s personal story with a sense of intensity, blending his love for rap into a Mooski tagged musical cocktail. “Track Star” evokes sensitivity and heartbreak, accompanied with melancholy piano and celestial imaginations.

Written by Katrina Yang

Photo credit: Marc Cortes

Press Q&A with Mooski

Q (Rising Artist): What are some things that you learned during the 4 years while you were serving in the Marine Corps?

Mooski: I learned discipline, time management, leadership. I’ve learned a lot about myself in the Marine Corps.

Q: Any goals that you’d like to achieve in the next few years?

Mooski: I just want to grow and create different sources of income. I want to branch out to different directions and become a bigger personal and a greater person in life.

Q(University Union): What was like for you to see your music blew up on Tik Tok and being used as a foundation for trends all around the world.

Mooski: It’s amazing. Just to see a lot of different people enjoying the record and having fun with it is just dope.

Q (Narrow Magazine): Why did you decide to take a different path towards music?

Mooski: I felt like Marine Corps have served its purposes in my life. I gave the Marine Corps 100%. I felt like that check in my life was completed, and now it was time to step into my purpose and what I’m called to do. Music is something I’ve loved since I was little. When I went to the Marine Corps, it came back out to me. Music was something I was very passionate about, even when I was still giving a lot of effort, it was still in the background, and now I want to give music 100%.

Q: What is your craziest fan experience so far?

Mooski: I was performing one time and this girl ran to me, hugged me and kissed me. I had to get security to throw her out. I was with my girl. That was pretty crazy.

Q(label): How was it like to grow up in Alabama and in a religious family?

Mooski: I grew up in a very small town with five thousand people in my city. We knew everybody, what they drove, etc. It wasn’t really a place for a kid to grow up in — you don’t get to see very much, so you don’t dream very much. There wasn’t a lot of opportunities and we didn’t have many jobs in the city. Most people drove 30-50 minutes to their jobs. My mom worked several low end jobs.

We grew up in a very religious household. One thing that we knew we were going to do was going to church on Sunday and Wednesday. Sunday morning, Sunday night, sometimes, we would go on Saturday. As I kid, I didn’t do a lot. We were so involved in church and we had to put in so much time into that. I’m very grateful for what I’ve learned. Church was the place where we didn’t feel like we were struggling. I couldn’t listen to rap music or R&B music, it was strictly gospel music and gospel rap. My mom didn’t figure out I was making music until I was in the Marine Corps. When I started listening to Drake, I started rapping. I started singing a little bit more when I went to the Marine Corps. For the most part, growing up in a church did a lot for me on the good side. It motivated my spirit for who I am today.





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