MOOSE - Loyalty (Album)
When faced with adversity, our love, resilience, and sanity are tested to their limits. Distractions of life’s obstacles can easily hold back even the most focused among us. Failure can deter even the most strong willed. Setbacks can force one to forfeit and forget why they even did it in the first place. Of course, different challenges have different solutions. But how does one weather a storm? How does one forgive? What inspires one to strive for greatness under all doubt and scrutiny? What is it that gives one the strength to rise and overcome?
I’ve taken massive L’s before. But a year ago the world around me crumbled enough that I needed to reexamine my life. As I questioned whether music was still a priority, I began to realize that quitting on what I loved was the easy way out. The real challenge was for me to remain loyal to who I was, all that I loved, and what I believed in. Funny how contemplating leaving the game forever sparked what eventually would become this album.
This was created when I realized I had nothing else. This was my growth as a human being. This is my progression into the next chapter. This is the final product of me saying fuck all the bullshit. This is LOYALTY.
MOOSE IS THAT DUDE!
Great job, Moosey :) I was so touched and inspired after reading how Loyalty came to be. I had a full listen today, and the project is awesome! Much love to you, fam!
sometimes i forget how to just listen to music without studying every single thing. feels nice.
The trouble with fear.
As I reflect on the past few years, I realize that I’ve become more and more scared to take risks. I’ve become safe. I’ve also let my insecurities swallow the little confidence I had in me. I have become so fearful, that my faith has shrunk…significantly. All that to say…I’m tired of it. Been tired of it.
I am currently walking into a new season. I’m praying that I’ll find my purpose in this life; not based on what this world says, but through the desires God has given me. I want to live a life that is fully dependent on God, not one that only calls on Him when I’m in need.
Anyway, just wanted to send a quick encouragement out to those that may read this. Keep your head up, guys! :)
Oh how He loves us.
“When I started my music career, I was a maid. I used to clean houses. My mother was a proud janitor.
My stepfather, who raised me like his very own, worked at the post office and my father was a trashman.
They all wore uniforms and that’s why I stand here today, in my black and white, and I wear my uniform to honor them.This is a reminder that I have work to do. I have people to uplift. I have people to inspire. And today, I wear my uniform proudly as a Cover Girl. I want to be clear, young girls, I didn’t have to change who I was to become a Cover Girl. I didn’t have to become perfect because I’ve learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness.
Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.” - Janelle Monáe
Now I know the inspiration behind her style attire.
I actually had an argument with a friend about this because she thought Janelle wears suits because she’s bourgeois. I was like really? Have you seen her live performances, have you heard her lyrics? There’s nothing uppity about her. And now hearing this is like perfect. She’s a seriously fun entertainer but she’s also serious about what she does and that is why I LOVE her.
& this because sometimes, words are a little clearer with just the geets.