Guitar-Wielding Malina Moye Breaks the Mold With New Diamonds & Guitars Record
Once in a long while you come across a diamond in the rough, or in this case–the riff. Not since Hendrix has there been a singer, songwriter, upside-down, lefty guitarist to make waves in the music world. And not since, well, anyone, has the artist been a woman. With street cred pouring in from artists like Robin Thicke and Dave Stewart (The Eurythmics) as they sing Malina Moye’s praises, the songstress is set to ignite the gas leak that has been lingering patiently for a musician/performer to electrify the stage since Prince spread purple throughout the world like an infectious sneeze.
From her debut record “Diamonds & Guitars,” Moye flexes her sultry vocals and heartfelt lyrics to the rock/soul-esque Billboard charter ‘Alone’–a haunting love letter that opens the record with solid groove and will make you perk up for the next nine. Melding genres and her electric guitar leads seamlessly throughout the rest of the album, Moye has penned seven of the ten tracks and features artists such as Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony, who lends his piercing rap vocals to “Ain’t It A Shame,” a hard Bennie and the Jets groove with a social conscience. After a spicy meal of funky rock/soul, Moye plants an exclamation point, covering Hendrix’ own “Foxey Lady,” where her signature fuzz wah sound helps give the track a raw edge as it tips its hat to the master himself. In the end, Moye and her producers Polar Bear, (Snoop Dogg, Korn, Krayzie Bone) and Charlie Singleton of Cameo have kept a mainstream appeal as they rock a new fresh sound on a completely organic record.
Not only is Malina Moye’s music outside the box, her self-founded WCE Records (Walking Commodities Ent.) also pushes the envelope as an independent label with a pervasive marketing approach that bridges grassroots with strategic Hollywood PR, and marries her cross-over music with style and fashion. In addition to the tried and true mega networks of Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter, other examples of creative marketing include being featured in Victoria Secret’s global “Life is Pink” campaign, and being showcased on Channel One, which is televised nationwide for millions of students daily. Additionally, mega retailers Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Journey’s will be playing various tracks from Diamonds & Guitars as well.
“We are prepared to blast this record city by city, and track by track,” states Moye, a Fender Guitars endorsee and ambassador to Prince Charles’ Prince’s Trust.
“Diamonds & Guitars” is available for download at iTunes and Amazon.com on 8-18-09.
World meet Malina Moye; Malina Moye meet the world.