Other than the fact that she was born in Brooklyn, we don’t know much about singer Moxie.  What we do know is that she wrote the lyrics for and co-produced this track and we like what we hear.

Just taking a look at the lyrics, you would see this track as the alt. R&B track that it is.  And there is no doubt that it fits in with that genre of music, but the production is what saves it from fading into the pack.  The underlying 80’s style of the production gives the song some pickup and a slightly happier sound than it might have otherwise had, though it’s not so happy that it messes with the theme of the song.  Add to that the way that Moxie sings in her sliding soprano and you get some addictive ear candy.

Going back to the lyrics, the song seems to be about a woman who is telling a lover that she isn’t his plaything but she is willing to fulfill his wishes for just this one night.  The favors she’s talking about could be two different things.  The first is the sexual connotation that a lot of people are getting.  The second meaning is that the man in question is telling her to compromise her own personality and wants to keep him happy in the relationship while not wanting to do the same and she’s telling him that this is the last time she’s going to play along.  Teaming the second meaning up with the production and you get a woman that is keeping her composure and laying down an ultimatum before she completely loses it.  A nice subtle track that is more than it appears on first listen.

This is a single from the singer’s YOÜNG BLK MADONNA PROJECT.  No word on the exact release date, but it is expected out sometime this year.

Lyrics are from Moxie’s SoundCloud page for this track.

Lyrics:
You whisper, I scream
knowing the people I could be but
If you’d listen, when I speak –
You’d know I’m no girl from a dream and I should be, but

I could never do for you the favors of a girl who’s not broken.
I could never play the role, I’m only playing games with your mind

For tonight I
I’m doing all the FVRS
I’m doing all the FRVS you like
Close your eyes tight, I’m gonna be creative –
I’m doing all the FVRS you like.

You glimmer, I gleam
knowing the ways that I could bleed, but
If you’re with me – you’ll see
All of the ways that I’m empty
I could be more, but

I could never do for you the favors of a girl who’s not broken.
I could never play the role, I’m only playing games with your mind

For tonight I
I’m doing all the FVRS
I’m doing all the FRVS you like
Close your eyes tight, I’m gonna be creative –
I’m doing all the FVRS you like.

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