Moody Bank$, R&B Singer Songwriter
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We’ve had a chance to travel all over the world, virtually to talk to creative experts and practitioners in all areas of the arts to find out what inspires them to find out how they organize their ideas.

In today’s episode, we're in the world’s live music capital, Austin, Texas. and my guest today is Moody Bank$.

Moody is an up-and-coming R&B singer-songwriter and her music has been described as “Smoky alto sounds over infectious pop hooks.”

During her creative and songwriting process, whenever she hears a beat, Moody asks herself, "What color does this beat make me feel?" By answering this question, she’s able to get a sense of how a song can bring about the feeling of color or energy.  Specific colors help inspire her.

Moody understands that the more a song can bring you to a specific moment or memory or feeling, the more likely people are going to resonate with that song. 

Some of her main musical influences include Erykah Badu & Jill Scott because of their writing and use of real instruments.

What guides Moody & her team during the creative process?  

  • Not being attached to your art, to the point where it starts interrupting the flow of it. 
  • Not taking the art too seriously and just working from an organic space.
  • When collaborating with her band and her music producer, she gives them creative freedom to create openly without attachments and lets them know their voice matters. 

As for conquering the music industry, two pointers from Moody to be able to shine in this industry include:

  • Being self-sufficient: Taking care of yourself, knowing how to be all-rounded.
  • Going with the flow: Don’t limit yourself to a singular idea  

 

Youtube: Moody Bank$ & her band Fallen Dollars live recording

Spotify: Moody Bank$

Apple Music: Moody Bank$

Instagram:@M00dybanks

 

There are definitely challenges throughout this journey but you have to persevere, stay consistent & take control of your life’s trajectory. As she works on her tape “Feeling Colors” Moody’s key takeaway is “If the product is good enough, people are going to see it.” 

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