On a balcony of the Fontainebleau Hotel on a breezy Saturday afternoon in South Beach…a quick chat with Christopher Moll, of The Lovers Key!
1) Name your two greatest influences in music:
I would say Brian Wilson (of The Beach Boys) and Johnny Marr (of The Smiths)…in a lot of ways both very similiar in that they dealt with densely layered compositions that never let on about the degree of complexity woven underneath. Also…they both tended to focus on the in-between notes…those little musical ‘sighs’ that give the majority of their songs just a little tinge of melancholy. Always try to tug on the heartstrings!
2) Name one song you wish you had written:
Jimmy Ruffin’s ‘What Becomes of the Broken Hearted’. Besides a compelling song title that sucks you right in the way that good song titles should, the backing track from the Funk Brothers is flawless. The chordal down turn at the end of the choruses is so effective at projecting pain and loss. Total Brilliance!
3) Cite one random fact about you:
I would have sworn by the age of thirty I would have had a full beard and been flying a spaceship on an intergalatic space mission. I may have to rethink that a little as I seem to be off a little on both the facial hair AND the spaceships.
4) What would you like to say to the supporters of TLK?
Thank you…and spread the word!!! If you enjoy what we’ve teased you with so far…share it high and wide
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