Steve Moakler, ‘The Picture’ Lyric Video [Exclusive Premiere]
Singer-songwriter Steve Moakler is premiering the lyric video for his song "The Picture" exclusively for readers of The Boot. Press play above to listen and sing along.
Moakler keeps it short and sweet on "The Picture," a laid-back, stripped-down track that only clocks in at a minute and 25 seconds long. The lyrics explore a kind of confusion that's common in the social media era: seeing a photograph on Instagram or Facebook and not exactly interpreting its meaning in the right way.
"I wasn't even that drunk / I wasn't even havin' that much fun / Somebody said, 'Smile!' and that's just what you do," Moakler sings. "I had my arm around her, but I was thinkin' about you / Just because you saw it don't mean you got the picture."
"The Picture" appears on the second installment of Moakler's Blue Jeans album, a project that's being released as three separate EPs, or "pockets," of a few songs each. "We wanted each pocket of Blue Jeans to feel diverse, kinda like a mini-record," Moakler tells The Boot. "In that way, I think Pocket 2 might be the strongest representation of the album as a whole."
A Pittsburgh, Pa., native who's now based in Nashville, Moakler is an accomplished songwriter: He's penned tunes for Reba McEntire, Dierks Bentley, Ashley Monroe and more artists. Blue Jeans is the follow-up to 2018's Born Ready, released on Beth and Luke Laird's Creative Nation Music.
Fans can listen to the entirety of Pocket 1 and Pocket 2 now via all streaming services. Pocket 3 is set for release in January, and will complete Blue Jeans.
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