WE REVIEW THE LATEST SINGLE FROM MOXON – VINNIE’S TUNE
Moxon writes music for a busy market. Lots of words are used to describe this type of laid-back approach to indie music, with ‘chill’ and ‘vibe’ music being two of the more egregiously misrepresentative.
But with the landscape being so congested, it’s difficult to write in this style without creating an audible wallpaper of acoustic smudge. With Vinnie’s Tune, Moxon does well to avoid this.
Wading through the alternative musical quagmire, Moxon finds comfort in the same staccato guitar sounds used by The Police. In previous singles like 2021’s ‘Flying High’ his voice has even encroached upon Sting’s vocal range.
But to Moxon’s credit, ‘Vinnie’s Tune’ is a newer and better version of this aesthetic, with a groove that sways with inebriated joy and vocals possessing greater definition and individuality.
He keeps things sonically creative too, running his lead guitar through the warmest and fuzziest of pedals.
Vocally Moxon has the Eddie Vedder quality of pronouncing vowels with far more vigour than consonants. It’s syrupy and at times the diction suffers but he creates an even and pleasing tone nonetheless.
Those diction issues do make a lyrical analysis challenging. Still, is appears Moxon finds himself in a ‘concrete jungle’ from which he hopes to depart. Less in a ‘down with vocation’ way and more in a ‘I need a break’ way. Befitting of a song that, to use those egregious words, is great to chill and vibe along with.