Alternative pop duo, The Orphan The Poet, just released their newest single “The Moxie” last month and we can’t stop listening! The upbeat, confident track is the start of a new era according to members Jake Floyd and David Eselgroth. After writing the song over zoom in early quarantine, they got straight to recording the track with their close collaborator Matt Squire. Because of the physical distance between everyone, the boys recorded the song in a studio in Ohio while Squire controlled the session from his own studio in D.C.
“There were times when growing up I very much identified as a nerd to be honest. At the same time, I was a confident nerd,” explained guitarist David Eselgroth. “Looking back at the song now I’m like ‘oh, that’s what it’s about. This is what it means to me. These are the times that I’ve known I was a big dork but that didn’t change the strut in the step or whatever it was. I could see so much of myself in the lyrics just from my own experiences of being the nerdy kid. He wasn’t in the cool crowd, but he thought he was cool.”
“The Moxie” is all about determination and self-confidence. The nonsensical lyrics, wailing guitars and catchy melodies will make you want to listen to the track all day long! Check it out below!
Tune into 100.1 FM or lightning100.com, where we’ll be playing The Orphan The Poet’s “The Moxie” all weekend. Be sure to let us know your thoughts! Tweet at us @Lightning100 and share your take on the track.