Minneapolis native Moise has released his soulful, rock and R&B infused new EP, We Survived the Storm, Vol. 1 today. The emotive, genre-bending effort gives listeners episodic insights into Moise’s life through his powerful storytelling abilities. Listen to it now below.
As the son of two Rwandan immigrants who arrived in America soon before the 1994 genocide to chase their dream of a better life, Moise finds inspiration writing about family, relationships and personal feelings through the art of connection and community. Moise’s sound cannot be put into a box, much like legendary Minneapolis artists Prince, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and The Replacements who continue to influence the popular sonic landscape generations following. A refreshing blend of emotion and hope, We Survived the Storm, Vol. 1 delivers music that draws in all types of listeners, connecting lovers of any and all genres.
We Survived the Storm, Vol. 1 is a testament to Moise’s talent in channeling human emotions across a vast and varied range of heart-wrenching experiences, touching on relationship breakdowns, pity invites, substance addiction and the intimacy in sharing compliments. When speaking on the inspiration behind the creation of this record, he explains, “I want people to realize that this life that we have is never going to be easy. You’re going to run into a lot of bumps along the way, and as long as you can stay calm through the storm and not get caught up in what’s happening today, everything will be okay.”