MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Mobley’s “Torch”

On April 27, Mobley will release Fresh Lies, Vol. I, the first in what he terms a career-long project. Through his songs, the Austin-based one-man band hopes to create an ongoing song cycle that explores his relationship with the United States. “Torch” is the second single from Fresh Lies, and it’s indicative of his catchy, melodic, genre-jumping pop. Says Mobley of the track, “One of my favorite things to do as a songwriter is to play with the tension between sonic moods and lyrical content. ‘Torch’ was really fun to make in that way. It’s probably one of the happiest-sounding things I’ve ever written. But it came to me at an incredibly low point in my personal life, so the lyrics are about as unabashedly melancholy as I’ve ever written. It deals with the mind-warping effects that result when passion burns hot and is extinguished abruptly.” We are proud to premiere “Torch” today on Check it out now, and be sure to catch Mobley live (dates below).

Feb 24 – The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 2 – True/False Film Fest – Columbia, MO
Mar 3 – Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
Mar 9-18 – SXSW
Mar 20 – The Perch – El Paso, TX
Mar 22 – The Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 23-24 – Treefort Music Festival – Boise, ID
Mar 27 – Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO
Mar 28 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Mar 30 – Shipping and Receiving – Ft. Worth, TX
Mar 31 – Axelrad – Houston, TX