LOS ANGELES SINGER-SONGWRITER JOHNNY MOEZZI RELEASES NEW EP FUNKY PAPU
Modern yet vintage, the sonic pleadings flow as Johnny Moezzi delivers bright synth, alternative, soul, and pop sounds on his 7-song EP Funky Papu. Filled with melodic choruses, musical builds, and heartfelt lyrics Funky Papu is out now on all major streaming platforms. Hear it here: https://open.spotify.com/album/6I94qQi369aWVz7NUYn108?si=4lA0OtdFT6G0eKDqOMgg1w
“The Funky Papu EP is the first time I’ve been able to express, on record, some of the more “pop” sounds I loved as a kid, before becoming a musician and knowing how the sauce is made,” explains Moezzi.
The songs on Funky Papu journey through melodic navigations and establish Moezzi’s voice as an artist. Throughout the set of songs, he pays homage to the pop sounds of his youth as he blurs styles and jumps genres with powerful vocals that add that extra honest touch to the songs. “It’s about integrity more than form. If something is displaying a vulnerability or honesty, I don’t care so much what dialect or language it’s being communicated through,” shares Moezzi.
Born in Tehran, Iran to a Persian Father and an Italian Mother his family fled when Moezzi was four years old, he grew up in Salinas, CA, and attended college in Washington DC. His lifelong love affair with music was sparked by sneaking into a BB King performance as a kid and mentoring by a member of Richie Valens’ family from the Backyard Blues Band. He was the bandleader and guitarist for legendary blues singer Miss Mickey Champion and time spent with the Los Angeles music collective The Beachwood Rockers Society. The now Los Angeles based artist continues to be inspired by a diverse mix of musical cultures and styles.
Video for “Enemy Submarines” here: https://youtu.be/vq7RvYuWB74
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