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THE MOORS - Suitcase

With heavy delay and a repetitive guitar hook, The Moors (often stylized in all caps) open "Suitcase", the first single from their upcoming self-titled EP. By the time the first lyric, "It's all the same," floats in, a theme of nostalgia and lost time is already established.

And in the music video, the handheld nightscape of New York's Chinatown and Brooklyn's subways double-exposed over each other further pushes the idea of slipping time. As one scene dissolves into another, it feels like the night races forward, leaving you behind.

Mubashir Mohi-ud Din ("Din") plays up this slippage wherever he can. As the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, and songwriter, he's left plenty of opportunityโ€”soft entrances on lyrics, delicate synth notes, and more dot the music. Even the "harsh" lines, like "Lost man child," feel like gentle ribbing. After all, Din is singing about a friend leaving "over the ocean."

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Guitarist, producer, and "consigliere," JP Bowersock keeps it from going saccharin by shredding a guitar solo at 2:10. There's pride and power built into the final minute of "Suitcase". There are "no sad goodbyes" here.

Watch "Suitcase" below.

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