Malina Moye has dropped her modern-day blues rock opus “F.I.N.E (F*ck’d up, Insecure, Neurotic, and Emotionally unstable)” accompanied by a unique music video.
Directed by Marc Fusco (The Samuel Project, Saving Private Ryan) the film takes us on a visual journey through America as Moye leads the way with fuzz-laden blues guitar licks.
“Malina is one of the world’s great contemporary musicians and her melodies are so incredibly inviting,” says Fusco. “She always conjures poignant stories in her songs, even in a gushing instrumental like ‘F.I.N.E.’ Malina is a true artist.
“I wanted the imagery to depict snap shots of America that tell the story from her point of view. We want you, the viewer, to actually feel something after you watch.”
An ode to American history, “F.I.N.E (F*ck’d up, Insecure, Neurotic, and Emotionally unstable)” was produced by Bjorn ‘Polarbear’ Soderberg (Kendrick Lamar, NEYO, Nikki Sixx) and Moye.
Speaking of the song’s title, the guitarist said, "My father would always ask me how I am doing and I would always say, ‘Oh, I'm fine.’ He would then reply with ‘I see that you are still fucked up, insecure, neurotic, and emotionally unstable.’”
“I believe we all have to be a little dysfunctional in order to survive and no one is perfect. So, I wanted to play a song that reflected the emotional roller coaster ride that is America – the good and the bad, and honestly the world.
“We just lived through a global pandemic and the entire world stopped. So really, are we okay?”
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