by: leigha stuiso
Mokita is here to remind you that you are not alone in the music video for his latest single, “Down”. With the somber piano introduction, the video zooms in on Mokita in an old Mercedes Benz. The video was directed by Mika Matinaza and takes the viewer through a journey Mokita’s inner battle. With vibrant yellows and reds that highlight his figure as he sings the hopeful lyrics. The Nashville singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist took to Instagram to talk about struggling with mental health problems. The track is a love letter for those who are struggling, as he has in the past.
“I’ve had some really rough seasons in my life where my depression was just so bad and I didn’t feel like I was ever going climb out of it, but through those times I’ve had some close friends who have walked with me through those seasons; who have encouraged me and just been present,” Mokita writes about the track. “I think the theme of this song was really just a letter to those friends who are going through those things, and to anyone who is having a hard time. Everybody needs a friend to walk with them through the hard seasons and sometimes just being present, being available to listen, and being faithful, is the best way to love someone through those times.”
After working with other artists such as Ella Vos and Maggie Rogers, he is making a name for himself. With the success of his debut EP in 2019, Mokita has been releasing more singles and gaining praise from fans and the press. Check out “Down”, Mokita’s downtempo pop number now.