Try Try'Twin Cities Soul Transcendentalist, Moise Drops Evoking Single & Video '
Evan Dale // April 17, 2020
It’s been more than a year since Twin-Cities transcendentalist, Moise released his debut collection, Amongst the Leaves: a 10-track project brimming with stylistic coalescence, pulsating changes of pace, and relatable honesty. It still exists as a mosaic of the different lanes that might be come to explored in more depth by Moise’s bright future. In that interim – one devoid of even a single release – enough months have passed to perhaps equal the amount of stylistic reaches that Moise incorporates into his distinctive aesthetic. So, what has the silence been about?
It would seem refinement.
Try Try is his newest single, bubbling over with the kind of Neo-Soul rooted post-genre modernity that had made itself most present in tracks like One Last Time and Full Circle, but never came to fruition in a form as refined and thus vocal pedestalling of a range more subtly powerful than most. Penmanship is also an elusive trait that seems to come easily, and both are on shining exhibition with Try Try.
Overtop a funky pluck guitar riff that seems to fade into the entanglement of it all, only exposing itself at the track’s most intimate, evocative moments, Moise explodes with high vocal hooks and silky, thought-provoking verse that no matter the listener’s interpretation, follows some sort of introspective, overcoming, positivity-searching line. All the track asks of its listener is first in its title and second in its accompanying set of visuals.
Directed by Effy Kawira, Try Try’s video begs its viewer to dance. Spurred by intimate shots of ballerinas in practice and Moise and friends mobbing to the timeless soul on the street corner, it’s hard not to tag along with at the very least the subconscious tap of a foot and nod of a head. In black & white and tagged with grainy film photographs of Moise and the complementing cast, Try Try emerges a timeless picture not only bound to sacred memory for those involved; not only gorgeous at the scale of avant-garde class; but relatably comforting for anyone watching; debatably Moise’s best and certainly his most refined work to date.
Moise’s debut album, Postcards I Forgot to Send, is expected on May 29.