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INTERVIEW: Moscow

Hi Moscow, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hey, thank you! I’m good, getting ready for the showcase next week.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Queen of Sin”?

‘Queen Of Sin’ is the first song I’ve put out there. For an artist, your first single will always be associated with you, so you want to make a statement with it. ‘Queen Of Sin’ is not just about ‘sex, drugs and rock’n’roll’, but has a deeper meaning underneath it. I truly believe that humanity is going through the phase when people are to scared to be, scared of religion, scared of being misunderstood, bullied, hated. They live in a constant fear. They forgot to listen to themselves, to hear what they really want and need. That’s when ‘Queen Of Sin’ comes into play. We all have one deep inside.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

I wouldn’t say it was inspired by any event in particular. To be honest, at first ‘Queen Of Sin’ was a draft name of the song we were about to write, but it turned out to be the main theme of it. I rarely write about something very particular, that’s just the way my brain functions – even if something triggers a thought, it’ll go so deep, that i’d forget the first idea.

How was the film experience?

I was already on set to shoot a music video in a week after I came back from Vegas (where we recorded QoS). I love working fast, and expect everyone around to do the same. We shot at the Whisky A Go Go – the historical place of rock n roll, that inspired me ever since I was a child and holds the memories of iconic bands like Motley Crue, Guns n Roses, etc.

How was the recording and writing process?

I remember the first time I spoke to Shawn and Brian on the phone. We were all on the same page. A couple days later, I was in the studio writing and recording new music. In a week, we had 3 songs finished and ready to go. I can’t wait to go back to the studio to finish an album.

What was it like to work with Shawn McGhee and how did that relationship develop?

love working with new people. Especially when they are guys. I’ve always bonded more with boys since being a child. I live with 2 now. As for Shawn, not only is he incredibly talented, but also a very caring and nice guy. He was like a dad to me. I’m planning to go visit the studio that became a second home to me in the nearest future and write and record some more music for you.

What role does Russia plays in your music?

I wouldn’t say it plays any role in my music. I’m definitely very grateful I got to experience living in one of the world capitals – that did change me and my perspectives on life/ music/ people. Obviously the fact that I was born and raised in Russia did form me, but I can’t say I specifically use some it in my music.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Of course. I fully dedicated my life to music, so writing more material and touring is what I’ll spend the rest of my life doing. And I will not go quietly.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

‘Watch Me Burn’ is my second single – it is available on all platforms now! More is coming soon!!

Would Nietzsche still serving as an inspiration throughout this record?

I write about what I believe in, think of, what’s bothering me in the moment. Nietzche is one of my favorite philosophers, but I have my own head on my shoulders. If I have an idea, based on his philosophy, then yes. But I find inspiration daily in many different things.

Any plans to hit the road?

I already have an itch to hit the road. But finishing the album is my priority. I’ll appear here and there playing some shows 🙂

What else is happening next in Moscow’s world?

Tell me what is not. I have up to 5 new projects and plans daily, and I live fast. It won’t take long to hear more news and ideas coming to life! For all updated check my website moscowofficial.com and I promise i won’t let you down.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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