Mokita releases end of summer single 'Goodbye' featuring Maty Noyes, a re-imagination of Third Eye Blind's 90's classic hit 'Semi-charmed life'
Of the track, he comments, “I’ve been obsessed with Third Eye Blind ever since I was a little kid. The reason ‘Semi-Charmed Life’ stuck out to me was because of the dark lyrical content and the happy upbeat production on the original. I thought it would be cool to somehow flip it, make it relationally based, and darken it up a little on the production side. Once we got Maty’s voice on it, it just added another layer of depth that was so perfect for the song.” Maty adds, “Excited to have worked with Mokita and be a part of “Goodbye” which gives a nod to a classic song that has been an anthem to us all at one point. It was really cool to be able to put our own spin on it almost 20 years later”
American born artist, songwriter, and producer, John-Luke Carter, known professionally as MOKITA, has quickly gained attention for his ability to blend huge pop hooks with zen-like production, certainly playing into the meaning behind his stage name. The word “MOKITA,” which derives from a language called Kivila, known to be spoken in Papua New Guinea, translates loosely to “the truth we all know but agree not to talk about.” Since starting the project in 2016, MOKITA became recognized for his debut single, Monopoly, which was a collaboration with vocalist, CADE. Within only a few months, Monopoly surpassed 10 million streams on Spotify. The follow-up release titled, Heaven, further exemplified MOKITA’s talent as a triple-threat musical creator as it was written, produced, and sung by MOKITA. Since, MOKITA has been commissioned to create remixes for the likes of Cheat Codes, legendary dance artist, Armin Van Burren, and up and comers Betty Who and Taylor Bouno to name a few. His third single, titled Goodbye, is a re-imagination of Third Eye Blind’s 90’s hit single, Semi-Charmed Life and was created as a duet featuring rising pop icon, Maty Noyes.
ABOUT MATY NOYES
With a blockbuster voice, sexy je ne sais quoi, and charisma for days, Maty Noyes flips pop music upside down. Originally hailing from Corinth, Mississippi and currently based in Los Angeles, her voice has driven smashes across the spectrum of genres. She made a buzzworthy introduction as the featured vocalist on “Angel”—the closing track from The Weeknd’s GRAMMY® Award-winning, chart-dominating triple-platinum epic Beauty Behind The Madness. On the heels of that success, she wrote and featured on Kygo’s RIAA gold-certified international smash single “Stay,” which reached #1 on Billboard’s Dance Airplays Chart, #2 on the iTunes US Dance Chart, and #8 on Spotify’s Global Top 50 Chart with over 411M streams to date. She also joined Kygo’s SOLD OUT tour in addition to delivering key performances at the 2015 VH1 Live In The Vineyard showcase and the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.
2016 saw Noyes premiere her debut single “In My Mind” via FADER. The song quickly became a Spotify mainstay and has amassed almost 99 million streams. As her NOYES Complaint debut EP earned critical acclaim, she dove headfirst into assembling her forthcoming full-length debut with GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter and composer Stephan Moccio (The Weeknd, Miley Cyrus and Celine Dion). She kicked off 2017 with a brand new banger entitled “London,” setting the stage for more music to come. New York Times described its follow-up “Say It To My Face” as “A calm, mature, post-electronic-dance-music anthem.”