Moses Mosima embraces love from a distance in new video “Different”
Like most of us, Philly’s Moses Mosima has had a tough time adjusting to the new normal of our year of global pandemic. Navigating life without personal intimacy, whether in terms of romantic partners or dear friends, can wear you down, and his new single “Different” focuses on those feelings of hurting, adjusting and learning to love from a distance.
Mosima’s previous work leaned heavy into a contemplative solo singer-songwriter vibe. This song, produced in conjunction with Carter Fox, begins from that place with a shimmering electric guitar line, then it ventures into the world of suave pop with a smooth electronic drum beat.
“I can’t help but think how it would be different if you were right here,” sings Mosima. “I can’t help but think ‘what am I doing?'”
The song’s music video — directed by RileyofHBC, shot by Jabari Rogers and released last week — features Mosima dancing in the snow around Belmont Plateau, picking up point and shoot camera, and capturing pictures from far away.
“The video is a testament to the pandemic loneliness of Philly,” Mosima tells us over email, “and the song is to make others feel a little less alone here and around the world.”