We were lucky enough to catch up with the divine duo Moody Bats, following the release of their stunning album, ‘Blessing’. Check out our interview below!
Hi Moody bats, Tell us about yourself?
We are Moody Bats, a musical couple from Augusta, Georgia USA. We love all different kinds of music and have been writing music for over half our lives now. We hope to use the ‘Moody Bats’ name as a means to release and perform all of our different types of music that we write.
What is your songwriting process?
There’s more than one way to write a song, and it just depends. Sometimes you have an idea of what you are going for, other times it just comes naturally out of nowhere. Sometimes it’s easy, and sometimes it’s hard. Sometimes it’s fun; sometimes it’s not. But we always try to make music we genuinely like and would listen to ourselves – and hopefully others too!
What is the best gig ever played?
It was fairly recent – a week ago actually. It wasn’t even a gig. We were hanging out at a friends house having a ‘quarantine party’ with a bunch of different folks. Someone suggested we get out the guitar and I played as we went around the room taking turns singing. It was a lot of fun!
Tell us about your latest release?
‘Blessing’ is our debut album which we released last February. It is a collection of songs, some new, and some old that seem to go together. Through writing it, it seemed to take on scenes and shapes of water and lightness shining through the darkness. I like albums you can get lost in; I hope you are able to get lost in this one.
Your funniest gig moment?
I was probably playing the piano at an open mic, and the stage lights kept changing all the white keys different colours every second. Very hard to focus!!!
What message do you think your music conveys to your fans?
I hope just one of beauty.
Who are your musical influences?
The biggest musical influences on the album ‘Blessing’ have been Smashing Pumpkins, Neil Halstead/Mojave 3, Molly Drag, Richard Edwards/Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s, and there’s probably some Elliot Smith mixed in there too. But we both love and are influenced by all music that is good.
Who are your non-musical influences?
I really like good artwork. I like to find artists on Instagram and give them a follow. I would love to do more collaborative work with visual artists!
What do you think are the biggest obstacles for bands/artists today?
Balancing life, work, with doing what you love.
Hopes for the next two years?
Just don’t be afraid to share your voice. We hope that we are able just to keep on writing, recording, and releasing new music! Thank you to all that have supported and listened thus far! We are truly thankful!
Make sure you check out ‘Blessing’ from the link below, and you can read our review here.
FVMusicBlog March 2020
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