Meet the Guardians of Marvel’s #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy + First Movie Trailer

After the successful global franchise takeovers of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America (including the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier, coming to theaters April 4th), and The Avengers, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos. Brash adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious… Read More »

Monday Morning Tunes: MoZella

Not to be confused with the browser Mozilla, MoZella is pure sultry soul, mixed with jazz and delightfully minimally-produced pop, wrapped in a sweet and sometimes lovesick introspection.

But what’s soul without desperate, unrelenting love?

I came across MoZella on accident, as is the case with most of the music that I end up going back to again and again.

The song “Light Years Away” is on one of the soundtracks of the old WB series One Tree Hill, which I was making my way through when I heard it for the first time.

Whether or not you were a fan of the show when it was on (I admittedly have notoriously cheesy taste in television) it had a very strong musical presence; both in the music that appeared in the show, and its revolving music-centric plot, musician cast members, and characters pursuing careers in the music industry. Music was such a big part of One Tree Hill that not only did a few different soundtracks come out for the show, but a website exists dedicated solely to every song that ever played during the show, organized by episode, season, and musical artist. It is still up and running, and I reference it frequently for music recommendations.

It’s ironic that I first stumbled upon MoZella kinda-sorta through television, given the fact that in 2005, her music was able to reach millions of television viewers when Mercedes-Benz featured her song “Amazed” in one of their ad campaigns. Her songs have also appeared in television ad campaigns for Verizon, Amazon Kindle, and Nissan. Television agrees with MoZella.

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