Moorea Masa & The Mood have premiered “Ever Moving”, the newest single off of their upcoming debut full-length Shine A Light, out May 11, 2018. Check out the track exclusively on Noctis Magazine here: https://bit.ly/
Earlier this year, Masa released the single and music video for “I Can’t Tell“, where she worked with Ursa Major Productions to highlight some of Portland’s best dancers.
Shine A Light was co-produced by Jeremy Most and thoughtfully explores topics such as love, loss, hidden pain, and the politics of being a woman. Speaking to the new record, Masa explains, “Shine A Light comes from the depths of a sometimes-troubled childhood and expresses a belief that the unexamined life is not worth living. I’m really sharing my whole heart in this album.”
“This year I’ve really been digging deep into my history, my own learning lessons, and the state of the world,” she continues. “I feel like I took a light and shined it into all the darkness and beauty that I was previously too scared to look at.”
Songs have always been there for Moorea Masa, being raised in the musical mecca of Portland, Oregon. The daughter of an Italian immigrant father and an African-American mother born abroad, this singer/songwriter/guitarist has been making music for as long as she can remember. At fifteen, she was already looking for chances to perform by sneaking into local clubs, where she was lovingly adopted into the vibrant community of Portland musicians. Masa then left to study at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in England, and spent time living in a cave and soaking in flamenco music in Granada, Spain. Returning home to the Pacific Northwest, Masa began her music career in earnest.
Not just writing and performing her own original material, she recorded with El Vy and The Decemberists, sang with soul legend Ural Thomas (who appears on the new album), and toured with Allen Stone. As a solo artist, she’s garnered major praise from Emily King, Corinne Bailey Rae, The Motet, Nick Waterhouse, and many more. Now 25 years old, she has been touring with crooner KD Lang as she preps for the release of Shine A Light.
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