There’s just something about a “first” that brings out different kinds of emotions for us. For RJ Moody, the newest “first” is the release of his debut single, “70 in November,” and we’re honored to bring it to you a day early!
We also had the chance to chat with RJ all about the song, the emotions that he’s feeling as he’s preparing to release it, the inspiration behind it, as well as what fans can expect from his forthcoming debut EP! Read all about it and give the song an early listen below!
Pro Country: What emotions are you feeling as you’re preparing to release your debut single “70 in November”?
RJ Moody: I feel like a little boy again at Christmas Time. I feel grateful. I feel humbled. For us to be able to get this done and work so hard on this, the emotions running through my body are just incredible. As we get closer, minute by minute, I just can’t wait for everyone to hear what was created and bring this vision to life.
PC: What went into the decision to release “70 in November” as your debut single?
RJ: Lyrically, “70 in November” told a great story. It gave us something to remember summer by. Considering summer was ending and we were getting into October, it just felt like the right song at the right time.
PC: Can you talk about the inspiration behind “70 in November”?
RJ: I remember many years ago sitting around a campfire with my brother and some other friends of ours. I distinctly remember saying something along the lines of, “I can’t believe it’s going to be 70 degrees in November.” From that moment, I knew that “70 in November” had to be and would be created.
PC: “70 in November” blends country, rock and Americana elements. Can you talk about the sonic influences you draw from, and if it is at all important for you to be able to blend those influences and have that sonic diversity?
RJ: Emotion is my number one draw. I draw everything from emotion. Without it, we as people have no feeling at all. If I can’t feel the song personally, whether it be happiness, laughter, sadness, love, etc., then I don’t want to use it. If I can’t feel it, I’ll have no emotions singing it.
PC: Your bio mentions that you will be releasing your debut EP in 2021. What information can you give about the EP? What can listeners expect to hear?
RJ: The EP should be a lot of fun. In addition to “70 in November,” you will hear songs about love, life and a real good time. They will get to hear all of the different sides of me when it comes to vocals, writing and what I like to write about.
PC: 2020 has obviously altered most of the plans of artists so far. Of the things you can control, what are your plans for the rest of 2020 going into 2021?
RJ: I plan to end 2020 strong professionally and personally. I want to end 2020 with the feeling that I’ve done everything I can musically to prepare myself for hopefully a busy 2021 and take my craft to the next level.
PC: Is there anything you’d like to add?
RJ: This entire experience has been nothing short of amazing and I am super excited to see where 2021 leads to.