Welcome AMBY readers — we’ve got a treat for you today! We’re delighted to premiere the latest single from Michael Persall, a soulful pop track entitled The Move. This movin’, groovin’, and croonin’ New York City based artist showcases his knack of writing an infectious, honest love song while paying tribute to his inspiration of 60s pop, rock, and love of Motown. Added bonus: we adore the addition of the swaying surf-rock-esque backing vocals.
The Move is taken from Persall’s forthcoming EP 400, the title inspired by his feat to play 400 live shows in 2015. Well on his mission, he’s officially hit 300 concerts and we wish him the best of luck with hitting the big 400 before the new year. When asked about the song, Persall shared with AMBY;
“I wanted to write something that we all think about but maybe are too afraid to say sometimes because we don’t want to look like an asshole or a slut. I’m sure for some people it’ll just come off as a song about trying to get with a girl and I’ll look like a d-bag since I tried to be pretty straight forward lyrically, but I think it’s more about the idea of being with someone and not having to worry about being judged. What’s crazy is that it’s almost easier to find that comfort initially with someone you don’t really know sometimes because they aren’t holding you to any preconceived ideas about who they think you are so there’s less pressure to live up to that.
The EP as a whole has a Motown influence to it and I titled it 400 because I made my goal for the year to play at least 300 gigs in New York City but I’m ahead of schedule so I’m actually planning on doing over 400. I think it just made sense to title it that because the songs all are somewhat inspired by experiences I’ve had throughout the year.”
Exclusively stream The Move on AMBY and follow updates from Michael Persall below. The 400 EP is scheduled for release this November and fans can catch him perform live by taking a gander at his tour dates here.
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