moe. Unveils ‘Dangerous Game’ Single & Video

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moe. released “Dangerous Game,” the latest single from their forthcoming This Is Not, We Are studio album. The 30-year-old band has been previewing their first studio album in six years one song at a time in advance of Friday, June 26 when the full digital LP comes out via Fatboy Records.

“Dangerous Game” was written by moe. guitarist Al Schnier. moe. offered the live debut of the song on February 16, 2019 at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine. The band went on to perform “Dangerous Game” 15 additional times leading up to its most recent play on March 8, 2020 at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles.

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A new song from This Is Not, We Are will be issued on Tuesdays and Thursdays leading up to the 26th leaving just the never-before-heard “Undertone” to come out on release day. Schnier discussed “Dangerous Game” with Relix, who premiered a video featuring a mix of live and rehearsal footage:

This song came from me watching and reading a little bit too much news these days. I don’t want to say that this song is political in nature; it’s more about the personalities of the people in power and maybe the cult of personality and those things we all contend with. I don’t want it to come across as some leftist, liberal rant against the current people in power. It’s more a song about my personal concerns about anyone who would be in a position of power.

Listen to the studio version below:

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Watch moe. rehearse “Dangerous Game” in a video that includes footage of the song’s live debut:

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