Art Okoro is an LA-born, Brooklyn-based music artist, whose career took as a director to have worked with such talent as Alicia Keys, Miguel, Common, or Timbaland. Moonlight is his first-ever solo song and one that immediately stroke us.
Art is born to an African American father and a second-generation Spanish/Mexican mother. His father grew up in the highly-influenced by music Missipi and wound up becoming a doctor – while being one who was faced with racism -. His mother was an international folk dance instructor. Both shared traditional music and dances from around the world at home and all those experiences and background heavily influenced Art’s art and now his music. Highly diverse, ranging from folk to rock and world music, his sonority is also influenced by the likes of Pond, Tame Impala, Weyes Blood, or Fleet Foxes. And all those are felt while listening to the track.
I wrote Moonlight after experiencing a beautiful relationship where I fell deeper than she did. The song is this sort of back and forth between wanting more and understanding they’re still on the fence.Art Okoro
To Art, it’s like “driving down a road descending into the night for hours until the sun rages back in”. For us, it’s the washy guitars, that beach-house feel, the dreamy ambiance that surrounds our ears and hearings. It’s also that constant friendly voice that sings about the human race; entertaining – there are a lot of flows and instrumental big bangs; serious and rational – the lyrics, the background they construct with the dreamy vocals. And it’s a perfect first song. A New Secret that won’t be a secret for long.