Pop-Rock maven and international guitar superstar Malina Moye drops her video, “Bad As I Wanna Be,”the title track to her new album due out 3/23 on WCE Records. She has also unveiled the striking album cover that projects Moye as a warrior princess with her weapon of choice—a Fender Stratocaster.
The album was produced by platinum-selling, Grammy-winning Swedish music producerBjorn “Polarbear” Soderberg (Ne-yo, Kendrick Lamar, Korn). Stand-out tracks include “Woman 2 Woman,” “Enough,” and “Betta Than You.” Throughout the record, Moye showcases her vocal prowess, songwriting, and signature guitar licks. With accolades from Huffington Post, Billboard Magazine, and Rolling Stone, the new album will not only have you dancing but thinking as well.
Moye states, “The record’s sound is a reflection of my DNA growing up in Ohio and Minnesota. Being influenced by the Minneapolis sound, I can’t help but blend Funk, Rock, and Soul.” She adds, “I’d like to think I’m concocting my own musical identity within today’s music landscape and have always looked at myself as the next generation of that sound with the goal of evolving and creating something contemporary.”
When asked about the themes of the album, Moye reveals, “When I was writing ‘Bad As I Wanna Be,’ I kept coming back to a celebration of self. This record is for you. If you feel under appreciated, over looked and like you just don’t matter, then celebrate yourself—be your own super hero. This album was a personal letter from me to whoever will listen.”
Malina concludes, “It’s about redefining the status quo and being unapologetically you.”