Platinum-Selling Artist Mooski Drops Visual For: Scuba Diving
Alabama sensation Mooski returns today with a playful new single called “Scuba Diving.”
It finds the 24-year-old in a distinctly sensual mood as he praises a lover over rumbling drums and melodic beats.
The track is accompanied by a suitably sexy video. “Scuba Diving,” out now via Capitol Records, appears on Mooski’s forthcoming mixtape, Melodic Therapy 4 the Broken due March 11.
After looking inward on contemplative tracks like “Soul Bleed,” the breakthrough artist lets loose on “Scuba Diving.” On the instantly hummable anthem, Mooski counts down the minutes until he can see his girl again. “She say do you miss me or not, she say do you miss me or what,” he sings. “Girl, you know I miss you a lot.” Mooski wears his heart on his sleeve.
The song’s tone is reflected by the video, which finds the MC crooning in a white room, with fluorescent lights alternating between blue and pink. This footage is juxtaposed with a couple of dancers doing their thing. Mooski’s willingness to be open about personal experience has captivated a massive—and growing—audience.
Before “Scuba Diving,” Mooski won over fans with soul-baring hits like “Soul Bleed,” “Zodiac Killer,” and “Track Star,” which has become an online sensation, racking up 475+ million views on TikTok, 42+ million global streams & an RIAA Platinum certification. The “Track Star” TikTok challenge inspired videos from Keyshia Cole, Lala Anthony, Dream Doll, and Halle Berry, among others. Additionally, Trey Songz and Jacquees both remixed it.
Before releasing music, Mooski served a four-year tenure in the Marine Corps. He left the service to pursue his true passion and started releasing freestyle videos on social media. Surprised by the response, he soon realized that vulnerable stories got the most traction. While Melodic Therapy single “Soul Bleed” found Mooski working through heartbreak, “Scuba Diving” is a decidedly upbeat affair.
The whole world is buzzing about Mooski thanks to the popularity of his runaway smash single “Track Star.” The versatile 23-year-old has been riding a wave of success since releasing the track last June, but his journey has been anything but easy. Born Darien Hinton, Mooski was raised in a religious household in Opp, Alabama, where he grew up listening to and performing faith-based music.
The second oldest of four kids, Mooski and his mother and sisters were often part of the praise and worship services at their church and it wasn’t uncommon to find family members singing around the home. Despite their faithful foundation, Mooski’s childhood was marred by both parents’ struggles with poor health, and arguments between his mom and dad often revolved around the financial toll taken due to frequent ambulance calls to their home.
Determined to start earning income to help with bills and buy his own clothes, Mooski began working part time jobs when he was only 15, building a strong work ethic that would serve him well when he joined the Marine Corps at just 18 years old.
“I talk about the unspoken,” Mooski says.
“When people listen to my music they’re going to be like, ‘Mooski was in my head.’ It’s going to be personal to them. I know how depression works. I didn’t grieve my father’s death until two years later. I’m going to talk about things I was thinking and things I was going through, stuff I didn’t want to talk about. I’m going to put it in the music because I know these are things everybody is going through.”