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Interview with Mood: 'You Know' Special

Posted Apr 6, 2013 by Markos Papadatos
On April 2, 2013, recording artist Eddie Moody (better known by his stage name Mood) spoke via telephone about his recent musical endeavors.
Recording artist Mood
Recording artist Mood
Photo Courtesy of Belle Memorie Photography
“My genre can be described as hip-hop meets pop. All the new music that I have coming out has a pop flair to it,” he said.
Last month, Mood was a part of the “Pop Explosion” tour that took place at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, where he shared the stage with pop group Midnight Red. “That show was huge for me. I loved playing for the pop crowd and it was cool to get back in that environment again,” he acknowledged. “Midnight Red is awesome. They are all extremely talented guys.”
An Ohio native, Mood has over 14,700 Twitter followers and he revealed that he has a lot of new music coming out, which include his new song “You Know” that he released a few days ago. “I am also getting ready to tour for the summer. I am really excited for the rest of the 'Pop Explosion' tour. I love performing live since it is so much fun,” he said.
He noted that two of his greatest musical influences include Nelly and Kanye West. “Nelly was universal since he was a rap artist that crossed over into pop music and he even recorded a country song with Tim McGraw. I like Kanye West’s production skills too,” he remarked.
On staying in top-notch physical shape, he stated, “I work out like crazy every single day. My two best friends were hardcore athletes growing up, so they are all about working out and they keep me in a very strict schedule in the gym.”
For his dream collaboration, Mood shared that he would love to do a song with Nelly and Justin Timberlake that would be produced by Kanye West. “I would also like to work with Rita Ora and Tinashe, since their music is phenomenal. I would like to take either of them to dinner too,” he said with a laugh.
To learn more about Mood and his music, visit his official website.