Presenting the latest single from Alt Folk band, MOXIE. ‘Is Ainm Dom‘ creatively combines both Irish and Arabic lyrics, whilst the music fuses traditional Irish style with a driving African percussive rhythms.
The track will feature on their upcoming album ‘The Dawn of Motion’, produced by Jake Birch (Carly Rae Jepsen, Theo Katzman), due for release this summer. Watch the stunning music video above, as premiered by HOT PRESS.
MOXIE‘s sound is a charismatic blend of varied influences, emblematic of the multicultural society we live in. Vocalist & songwriter Julia grew up in the historical city of Carthage, Tunisia, where she learnt the Arabic language and immersed herself in the Tunisian oriental culture. Julia and bandmate Darren wanted to pay homage to each other’s cultures; the weaving of both languages (Gaeilge & Arabic) instantly felt natural due to some of their phonetic similarities.
The song relates to the meaning of home and the importance of the journey of life that guides us through sunshine & storms. ‘Esmi Hayat’ – ‘Saol Is Ainm Dom’ meaning ‘Life is my name’.
‘Is Ainm Dom’ was added to RTÉ Radio 1’s playlist and has received global support. We can’t wait to bring you Moxie’s new album!
Stream/buy the track here.