Monday, January 9, 2017

MICKY - Candid

Introducing MICKY, otherwise known as the moniker of New York City-based singer/songwriter Michael Persall, who prior to changing his name released "Waiting For", a song praised by the likes of Clash, I Heart Moosiq and Vinyl Noise, among several others. Recently, MICKY has shared his new single called "Candid", a retro-inspired pop gem which he co-produced with Doug Schadt (Maggie Rogers, Wet, Man & Ghost). "Candid" is the latest example of MICKY’s modern take on ‘60s/’70s pop, rock and soul with a sound reminiscent of other artists such as Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams and Leon Bridges.

Speaking on the track, MICKY says:

"With the first release as MICKY, I really wanted to set the tone for the direction I'm taking my songs and have 'Candid' serving as a bold introduction to myself. The live instrumentation and overall arrangements, as well as my energetic performance on the song, really align with how I perform live. One thing I wanted moving forward was to have consistency with the live show and the records. The song incorporates a lot of my older 60s/70s classic rock and Motown influences, as well as my affinity for hip-hop and R&B. On the lyrical front, the song is based on my personal attitude to life. A lot of people seem to waste time putting up a front rather than being themselves and actually talking about things. 'Candid,' is just the ideal alternative in my mind."

Listen to "Candid" below.

"Candid" is available now on iTunes.

Premiere via Candid Magazine.

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