NYC-based singer/songwriter Moxie burst onto my radar earlier this week with a semi-somber track – “How To Feel.” It’s one of those tracks that instantly reminds you that it’s cuffing season – and you’ve gone undrafted. Not all are able, ladies and gents. With haunting piano chords and finger snap worthy lyrics (“I used to feel until it hurt to laugh…and now I don’t know how to feel”) Moxie reminisces on a once vibrant love that has since gone dark.
Speaking to The FADER over email, Moxie said that she wrote the song “about being numb, which was pretty foreign and uncharted for me since sensitive had been my first, middle, and last name.” As for the song’s inspiration, Moxie added, “I had reached a point where that little spark of desire to be loved or to love had just burnt out. I felt indifferent. I guess my skin had gotten so thick from a string of things that nothing could really penetrate or light me anymore.”
Keep your eyes and ears open for Moxie’s forthcoming mixtape, due out in early next year. Until then, feel free to run “How To Feel” and soothe yourself.
Via The FADER